Novack and Macey LLP attorneys won a critical early battle on behalf of their client, Robert Buono, the former president and CEO of Intelligentsia Coffee, defeating his former employer’s motion to dismiss both counts of the client’s complaint.  P. Andrew Fleming was the lead attorney with Richard G. Douglass and Andrew P. Shelby assisting. The Circuit Court of Cook County issued its opinion on June 3, 2016. Link to News Coverage.

In November 2015, the client sued Intelligentsia and its founders for at least $15 million, alleging the defendants had breached an employment agreement that entitled him to a salary and equity-like profits interest in the company and violated the Illinois Wage Payment and Collections Act. The defendants moved to dismiss the entire complaint but after briefing by Novack and Macey attorneys, the Court denied the motion.

For further information, please contact P. Andrew Fleming at (312) 419-6900.