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Former employee accuses Orlando blues club of unjust enrichment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2017

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ORLANDO — A former employee is suing an Orlando blues club, alleging unjust enrichment and unpaid wages.

James Carroll filed a complaint Oct. 2 in Orange County Circuit Court against Beale Street Blues Company-Orlando LLC, alleging failure to provide employees proper wages and reimbursements.

According to the complaint, in June 2017, Carroll suffered monetary injury on his credit card expenses amounting to $22,959.94. The suit says the defendant's has failed to reimburse Carroll for goods, materials, services and other items necessary that he purchased through his personal credit card for the operation of Beale Street Blues' club business,.

The lawsuit states the club is a practice that both parties have developed throughout Carroll's employment, in which he was regularly paid on a monthly basis. Additionally, Carroll says he did not receive wages for work performed during his final week of employment. 

The plaintiff alleges Beale Street Blues retained the benefits conferred by Carroll without the necessary reimbursement, failed to provide Carroll with his final paycheck, and forced the plaintiff to retain and pay for legal counsel.

Carroll seeks trial by jury, unpaid wages of $2,500, unpaid expenses of $22,959.94, interest, attorney fees of $448.08, court costs,and all just relief. He is represented by attorneys Matthew R. Gunter and C. Ryan Morgan of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17-C-8783

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