Former employee sues Allegheny Raw Materials for alleged breach of contract

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Allegheny Raw Materials Inc. and Damian A. Eonta, business owners, citing alleged breach of severance and release agreement.

Raymond W. Peterson filed a complaint on Nov. 1 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they violated the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 1, 2014, the parties entered into a severance and release agreement that required defendants to pay plaintiff a severance payment equal to $269,300, divided into 36 equal monthly installments, and to continue his health care benefits until July 31, 2017. As a result of defendants conduct, he has been damaged for the unpaid portion of the severance and health care benefits.

The plaintiff holds Allegheny Raw Materials Inc. and Damian A. Eonta responsible because the defendants allegedly abruptly stopped making severance payments after 24 of the 36 installments and stopped paying his health care benefits in August 2016.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount greater than $35,000, liquidated damages, interest, costs, attorney's fees and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by Steven Gibbs of Cafardi Ferguson Wyrick Weis + Stotler LLC in Sewickley.

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