SAN DIEGO – A former multi-level marketing company owner claims he was not paid when he sold the companies.
William Andreoli filed a complaint on Nov. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Youngevity International Inc., Steve Wallach and Michelle Wallach alleging breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in Oct. 25, 2011, he owned a suite of multi-level marketing companies that were purchased by the defendants. While they were immediately receiving the benefits of the bargain, the plaintiff alleges the acquisition had undergone several revisions, including reduced payments, missed payments and most recently, via a lawsuit against plaintiff. The suit states the defendants forced plaintiff’s resignation through coercion and duress, which became effective Nov. 30, 2015.
The plaintiff holds Youngevity International Inc., Steve Wallach and Michelle Wallach responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their duty to pay plaintiff's commissions earned under compensation plan, and refused to pay any compensation to plaintiff or to the distributorships.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, general, compensatory and consequential damages in no less than $6 million, plus all costs, interest, expenses and attorneys’ fees, declaration of breach of payment obligations, award of restitution, actual damages and interest and further relief as the court may deem just.
He is represented by R. Keenan Davis of R. Keenan Davis Law in Salt Lake City, James E. Harward and W. Earl Webster of Harward & Associates in Salt Lake City and Adam L. Hoyt and Joseph G. Pia of Pia Anderson Moss Hoyt LLC in Salt Lake City.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 16-cv-02922