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Independent contractor alleges Tri-State Biotech Solutions failed to pay on time

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 29, 2017

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WINFIELD – A Putnam County resident alleges she was not timely paid commissions for her work.

Rachel Stefursky filed a complaint Oct. 20 in Putnam Circuit Court against M. Pilcher & Co. LLC, doing business as Tri-State Biotech Solutions LLC; Carey Pilcher; and Beth M. Pilcher alleging that they violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired as an independent contractor for the defendants in December 2015 to sell and market Tri-State Biotech Solutions LLC products. She alleges the defendants repeatedly failed to timely pay her and withheld financial information.

The plaintiff holds M. Pilcher & Co. LLC, Carey Pilcher and Beth M. Pilcher responsible because the defendants allegedly repeatedly failed to timely pay her commissions pursuant to the agreement and failed to provide a 1099 form for her 2016 tax returns in a timely manner.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks treble damages, plus interest, costs and attorney's fees and any further relief as the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by Clinton W. Smith of Clinton W. Smith Law Firm in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip M. Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 17-c-210

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