NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Three New York residents allege that a Melville, New York mortgage lending business made false representations in order to recruit them.
Richard Hernandez, Steve Hernandez and Maria Keegan filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against The Money Source Inc. alleging fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 2016, they were "lured" by the defendant to quit their jobs to work for it with false misrepresentation.
"Once plaintiffs began working for defendant, they not only realized that they were lied to about material facts, but they became aware that The Money Source was violating various rules and regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," the complaint states. They allege they were later terminated for complaining about the violations.
The plaintiffs hold The Money Source Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly made false representations of material facts to which the plaintiffs relied on to their detriment, induced plaintiffs to leave their stable and profitable employment, failed to pay commissions that were owed to plaintiffs, and terminated plaintiffs' employment based on their refusal to participate in unlawful practices.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants for all economic and punitive damages, costs of action, and other relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by Lauren Goldberg of Law Offices of Lauren Goldberg PLLC in New York.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York case number 2:17-cv-06919