SAN DIEGO — The former chief executive officer and chief marketing officer for a business that offers all-in-one solution for tablet-based merchant and consumer payments have filed suit for alleged breach of contract and unpaid wages after the two claim they were abruptly terminated.
Jeff Dumbrell and Paul Rasori filed a complaint Sept. 13 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against PowaPOS Inc. and Does 1-20, alleging that they breached written and oral agreements through unfair business practices.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in April, they were hired by the defendants with base salaries of $320,000 to be paid to Dumbrell and $300,000 to be paid to Rasori, with additional bonuses of $29,000 and $27,000 respectively. The defendants also claim to have entered into an oral agreement with the plaintiffs to pay all expenses incurred by them for business travels, including airfare, lodging and meals. On June 1, the defendant supposedly provided both plaintiffs a written notice informing them that their employment was terminated effective immediately. The plaintiffs have suffered damages as a direct result of defendant’s material breaches of their employment agreement. The plaintiffs hold PowaPOS Inc. and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly refused to pay the plaintiffs any compensation including bonuses agreed upon and refused to reimburse the plaintiffs' travel expenses.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment on all claims, compensatory damages, penalties, interest, attorney's fees, costs of suit and further relief as the court deems just. They are represented by William G. Wheatley Jr. of Wheatley Bingham & Baker LLP in Solana Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:16-cv-02305