Woman files suit over business
PERTH-A woman is suing her former business partners for nearly $1 million in damages, alleging she was pushed out of the relationship at the former Special Arms gun shop on Route 30.
According to the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Montgomery County in December, Kelly Jones is suing Louis Brian Oleson, Mark E. Laviolette and Richard Christiano for between $100,000 to $250,000 for each of the five causes of action – breach of the operating agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud and unjust enrichment.
According to the suit, Jones claims the defendants allegedly breached a contract and treated her with malice, first by threatening her and then locking her out of the store before closing it in November.
Jones claims in the suit she invested $100,000 in the store for what Oleson promised to be 50 percent of the ownership, but he had allegedly never complied.
Following a change in leadership at Special Arms, Jones claims things went into turmoil, with arguments common.
Finally, the suit said, Jones was accused of stealing money and guns, and she was locked out before it was closed down.
The suit said Jones’ attorney is John B. DuCharme, of DuCharme, Clark & Sovern in Clifton Park.