American National Insurance sued over employee's alleged misrepresentation

Hoang Tran Nov. 3, 2015, 12:14pm


A Madison County woman is suing an insurance company and its representative over alleged misrepresentation of work.

Jeanice Lewis filed a lawsuit on Oct. 5 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Marlon K. Griffin, American National Insurance Company, American National Property and Casualty Company and Jason Ridgel, alleging Fraudulent Misrepresentation.

Lewis alleges that between August 2013 and Oct. 5, 2013, Griffin, acting as a representative, agent and employee of American National Insurance Company, had discussed his desire to hire the plaintiff from her current place of employment.

Lewis claims that she had good standing at her job, but Griffin continuously made representations that Lewis would significantly and substantially benefit from working with him. He allegedly offered a supervisory position, bonuses every month, an office and a substantial pay raise within a year, the suit states.

Lewis, claiming reasonable reliance, tendered her resignation to her current place of employment and began working for American National Insurance Company on Oct. 7, 2013. She claims she never received the bonus after working a month, never received any of the promised assertions made by Griffin and that Griffin eventually left the company on Nov. 18, 2013.

Lewis is suing for an excess of $50,000.00 and costs of suit, and any other rewards deemed proper by the court. She is represented by D. Jeffrey Ezra of Ezra &Associates, LLC in Collinsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-567

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