Wrongful termination trial against Re/Max starts up
Jury selection is underway in a case alleging Re/Max First real estate company wrongfully terminated its contract with former employee Barry Neil Sanders.
Sanders filed suit against BHH, doing business as Re/Max, on Oct. 2, 2007, in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, on March 1, 2007, Sanders signed an employment agreement with Re/Max to become the company's business director for a period of one year.
However, Sanders was terminated 18 days later "without cause," the suit alleges.
Sanders will try to convince jurors that Re/Max breached its contract.
He is hoping to recover the wages lost because of the termination, plus $40,000 in attorney's fees.
Beaumont attorney Giles Kibbe of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell represents him.
Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the trial.
Case No. E180-449