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Company claims it purchased leads from American Staffing, which then solicited those on list


By Carrie Bradon | Mar 21, 2019

PINEVILLE — A company alleges a list of clients they bought was subsequently solicited by the company from which they bought the list.

Employers' Innovative Network LLC and Jeff Mullins filed a complaint in Wyoming Circuit Court against Michael B. Ferrell, American Staffing Inc., Shannon L. Wells and The Chestnut Group Inc.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place when the plaintiff entered into a purchase agreement with the defendant in March 2018. The agreement was to purchase a customer list from the defendant. The suit states the plaintiff paid the defendant the balance owed for the agreement but that after the list was provided, the defendant began to try to solicit the clients, thus breaching the agreement.

The defendant is accused of fraud, breach of contract, slander and conspiracy.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Nicholas Preservati of Spilma, Thomas & Battle in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Warren McGraw.

Wyoming Circuit Court case number 19-C-5

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