Car repair service claims former partner violated non-compete clause

Kelly Holleran Mar. 7, 2012, 12:34am


An Illinois partnership claims its former managing partner violated a non-compete clause when it began performing dent repair services for a rival company.

Carmed KS-4 filed a lawsuit Feb. 29 in Madison County Circuit Court against Joey Allen.

In its complaint, Carmed alleges Allen, who was a managing partner of Carmed, violated a non-compete clause in his contract that prohibits him from performing similar services at competing enterprises within 24 months after his departure from Carmed. Allen disobeyed stipulations in his contract by performing dent repair services at Westfall Odell Auto Dealership in Excelsior Springs, Mo., according to the complaint.

"The Westfall Odell Auto Dealership was a current or past customer of the Partnership and the defendant Joey Allen was then and there in violation of this restrictive covenant," the suit states.

In its complaint, Carmed seeks a judgment of $245,428.89, plus costs and attorneys' fees.

Christopher P. Threlkeld of Lucco, Brown, Threlkeld and Dawson in Edwardsville will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-263.

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