Bath Planet seeks $1M from ex-employees for alleged breach of contract, use of confidential info

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 21, 2018

CHICAGO — Bath Planet of Chicago, a bathroom remodeling company, is suing former employees, seeking $1 million in damages for alleged breach of contract, claiming the former workers utilized confidential company information.

The Chicago company is suing Joseph Lee, Joshua Westmoreland, Maria Kaiser and True Home Solution Enterprises, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties.

The company filed a complaint on Sept. 12 in Cook County Circuit Court alleging the former employees enticed other employees to work for them instead, and utilized customer lists and other confidential information that rightfully belongs to plaintiff for their own benefit, after termination or resignation from employment. 

The plaintiff allegese the defendants utilized plaintiff's trade secrets for their benefit, divulged confidential information to any third party without plaintiff's consent, and immediately formed a competitive company.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment of more than $1 million in damages, as well as attorney's fees, costs and other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Elliot S. Wiczer, John M. Sheldon and Brian S. Feldman of Wiczer & Sheldon LLC in Northbrook.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-9875

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