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Couple alleges Sherwin Williams store manager took husband's cell phone


By Marian Johns | Dec 4, 2019


HOUSTON — A Harris County customer alleges a Sherwin Williams store manager in Cypress took his cell phone and accessed and disseminated personal and private files. 

Jason Gentry and Kristin Gentry filed a complaint  Nov. 27 in Harris County District court against The Sherwin-Williams Company and Kendall Talley, alleging negligence and liability. 

According to the complaint, Jason Gentry was picking up paint at a Sherwin Williams in Cypress on Sept. 3. The suit alleges the store manager, Talley, encouraged Gentry to use his cell phone to obtain a coupon online. 

Gentry said he then noticed Talley had taken his phone off the counter and that Talley was "swiping on the phone attempting to close open windows, dialogue boxes and/or files." The Gentrys allege Talley was disseminating personal and private files "to other persons." 

The plaintiffs allege they sustained mental anguish, pain and suffering, shame and anxiety.

The Gentrys seek monetary relief of more than $1 million, trial by jury, interest, court costs and all other just relief. They are represented by attorneys Brad Wyly and Warren Berlanga in Houston. 

Harris County District Court case number 2019-85293

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