FRESNO – A chef for a sushi restaurant alleges he was not paid by his business partners as promised.
Pao Lee Yang filed a complaint on May 16 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Bounphone Pon Phimmachack, Nenita L. Phimmachack and Does 1-20 alleging breach of oral and written contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 6, 2013, the parties entered into a partnership agreement to open the Yolo Sushi Bar & Karaoke restaurant, which opened in February 2015. The suit states the plaintiff would own 50 percent of the partnership and the defendants the remaining half, and that the plaintiff worked as the head chef.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants refused to pay him and refused to provide him a place to live as promised. He also alleges the defendants refused to make the partnership's books available for his inspection.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual damages, prejudgment interest, and for such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Brian K. Cuttone and Craig C.O. Waters of Cuttone & Associates in Fresno.
Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG01731