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Man sues owner of Leona's Pizzeria hit with suit over alleged oral contract

By Annie Cosby | Oct 20, 2014

A Cook County man is suing over claims he was not fully compensated for work he performed in fixing up two restaurants.

Robert Doyle filed a lawsuit Oct. 7 in Cook County Circuit Court against Toia Leon, Leona's Pizzeria Inc. and Keflos Inc., alleging breach of oral contract.

According to the complaint, Leon approached Doyle in March 2013 to re-conceptualize Keflos Inc.'s Leona's Pizzeria in Calumet City and Hop Huas Restaurant in Rogers Park, and they entered into an oral agreement in which Doyle would receive $1,000 per week, 20 percent ownership in the businesses, 20 percent net profits and a company car.

Doyle claims he purchased a car in August 2013 and began work, including negotiating new contracts, drafting new business concepts and managing the businesses. The suit states on July 27, when Doyle completed his portion of the contract, he was terminated without being fully paid his weekly installments or the 20 percent equity.

He accuses the defendants of breaching their oral contract and unjust enrichment.

Doyle is seeking more than $30,000 in damages, plus costs, and is represented by attorney Donald P. Rosen in Carpentersville.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L010433.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it only represents one side of the story.

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