Fitness and wellness center operator accuses former employee and her business of unfair competition

HOUSTON — A fitness and wellness center operator is suing Kristina Cesta and Lift Holdings LLC d/b/a Lift Fitness, former employee and her business, citing alleged unfair competition.

Ride360 d/b/a Revolution Studio filed a complaint on May 16, in the Harris County District Court against the defendants alleging that defendant Cesta failed to comply with their employment agreement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, plaintiff suffered injuries, including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of valuable instructors and other employees and loss of goodwill and business reputation. The plaintiff holds Kristina Cesta and Lift Holdings LLC d/b/a Lift Fitness responsible because the defendants allegedly Cesta allegedly opened her own fitness center that directly competes with plaintiff's business and solicited and hired two or more of plaintiff's instructors.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of over $100,000 but not more than $200,000, temporary and permanent injunction and all other just and equitable relief. It is represented by Brian S. Humphrey II of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Burrells, Agosto & Aziz in Houston.

Harris County District Court Case number 2017-32755

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