A former vice president at Keeler Motor Car Co. has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Latham dealership, contending she wasn’t paid what she was owed.
Maria Dunning filed the summons in state Supreme Court in Albany County last Monday seeking no less than $2 million in damages as well as other damages related to wages found due.
Dunning, of Albany County, served as vice president and general manager at Keeler from August 1996 until this past January, according to her LinkedIn profile.
The summons alleges that Keeler breached her employment agreement or contract and failed to pay wages in violation of state labor law.
It also demands an accounting of her interest in a company called Shaker Premier Reinsurance, which is also named as a defendant.
Dunning is represented by attorney Jeffrey Schwartz.
Schwartz described the dispute as one of compensation. He said Dunning’s compensation was based on a percentage of money going through the company. They are arguing she wasn’t getting paid what she was supposed to.
“It’s a pretty significant matter and we’re dedicating pretty significant attention to it,” Schwartz said.
Representatives of Keeler could not be reached for comment for this story.
Also named as defendants are Capcar Leasing, Alkin, LLC, and Keeler Realty.