LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County couple is suing the U.S. postmaster general, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy by an employee of the defendant.

Peter and Anne Salamunovich of Avalon filed a complaint Sept. 18 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, alleging one of her employees breached her duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 27, 2014, the Salamunovich couple suffered irreparable harm as a result of the misconduct of Avalon postmaster of Avalon Margarita Diaz and her husband John Henry Jackson. The suit says their misconduct included destruction of the plaintiffs' golf cart and several highly confidential documents getting lost in the mail. 

The plaintiffs allege Diaz vandalized their golf cart, stole personal and confidential papers and records that were sent to the Salamunoviches through the mail, and allowed a non-employee, such as her husband John Henry Jackson, access to the post office premises.

Peter and Anne Salamunovich seek trial by jury, compensatory damages no less than $388,610, prejudgment interest, costs of suit, and attorney fees. They are represented by attorney John E. Sweeney of John E. Sweeney and Associates in Simi Valley, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-C-6885

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