Company Allegedly Breaches Contract to Retaliate against their Consultant’s Lawful Client Referrals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Employee Files Lawsuit against America’s Support Coordination and Management and America’s Home and Health Services for Breach of Contract
Anita joined America’s Home and Health Services (AHHS) from August 2012 to September 2013 when she took the managing director position at America’s Support Coordination and Management (ASCM) for four months ending in December. At that time the owner of AHHS helped Anita create AB Management Consultants (ABMC) to handle the operations of ASCM. Anita accepted the CEO position at ABMC, and things ran smoothly between the three companies.
The nature of ASCM is to refer clients to appropriate health services, and AHHS partners with ASCM to receive a portion of those referred clients. At some point, the owners of ASCM and AHHS allegedly made a private and illegal pact, where ASCM would funnel most clients directly to AHHS. Naturally, with an influx of clients to AHHS, a number of those clients allegedly began to complain to ASCM about the substandard care they were receiving from AHHS.
Anita and her management consultant firm investigated the situation and helped to resolve the problems with unhappy clients by distributing them evenly between AHHS and other alternate health providers. When the owner of AHHS realized that Anita and her firm were appropriately and lawfully referring clients throughout their network, AHHS’s owner was furious. Once again, the owners of AHHS and ASCM allegedly met together to conspire how to continue their illegal pact.
At the beginning of December 2015, Anita shared that she received notification that the contract between ASCM and her firm would be reduced by 5%. According to this contract, no changes could be made without 90 days notification before the end of the yearly contract. Naturally, Anita’s firm rejected the modification as a violation of the contract. In March, under a new owner, ASCM told Anita that they would be ending their contract with her firm in July 2016, which also violated the contract.
Not only did the termination of the contract violate the contract’s terms and conditions but ASCM failed to return offices and equipment to Anita’s firm. Breaking a contract according to contract terms is illegal. As a client of KM&A, Anita and ABMC are fighting for their legal rights under their contract terms with ASCM.
Full text of this complaint, as filed with the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 180102089
Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is an employment law firm with principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, serving all counties in Pennsylvania, focusing on employment law, business law, litigation, and civil issues. KM&A clients include employees, small businesses, parties in litigation, and people with a variety of legal issues.