GRETNA – A fitness company is suing a former employee, claiming he prematurely terminated a contract to work for a competitor.
Salvation Fitness LLC filed a lawsuit June 28 against Russell Roussel and his new employer, Russell Roussel Fitness LLC, in the 24th Judicial District Court, alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff signed an employment contract with Roussel on Aug. 1, 2017, but the defendant prematurely breached the contract by starting to work for a competitor within two years of signing the contract with Salvation.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney's fees and court costs. It is represented by Matthew Sherman of Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes LLP in Metairie.
The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond Steib Jr.
The 24th Judicial District Court case number 785236