Dan Harkins Jun. 7, 2015, 8:22pm


A doctor is suing the other owners of his practice for bonuses he believes he should have been granted in 2012 and 2013.

Dr. Terence G. Klingele (TGK Ltd.) filed a complaint on May 11 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against JFJ Eyecare Ltd.

According to the complaint, Klingele, of Nassau County, sold half of the common stock in TGK Ltd. on Jan. 1, 2003, to Bart Jones. On the same day, Klingele and Jones each allegedly sold a portion of their common stock in TGK Ltd. to Michael Jones. After this, Klingele, Bart Jones and Michael Jones each allegedly owned one-third of the stock of TGK.

According to the lawsuit, on June 7, 2011, the three "directors" agreed that Klingele was supposed to receive special annual bonuses.

Klingele claims he received $116,000 for 2012 and 2013, combined, but instead should have received $464,000, the lawsuit states.

The plaintiff, alleging fraud and breach of contract, seeks the difference he believes he's owed, plus punitive damages, attorneys' fees and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Clyde L. Kuehn, of the Kuehn Law Firm, and Patrick D. Mathis, of Mathis, Marifian and Richter Ltd.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-284.

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