Cy-Fair businessman accused of libel
A woman is suing after, she says, a former manager lied about her in order to protect himself and his management techniques from being criticized by senior corporate officers.
Charleen Williams filed a lawsuit on Aug. 24 in the Harris County District Court against Travelers Indemnity and Gregory T. Jerralds, citing libel.
Williams says on Sept. 6, 2011, after she resigned her position at Travelers Indemnity, Jerralds, another Travelers Indemnity employee, damaged her reputation by falsely implying in a report that the company gave her a choice to quit or to be fired.
The suit alleges that, in fact, Williams' resignation shocked and embarrassed Jerralds, as she was a top performer in the company.
Williams is seeking damages and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Joe House.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-49055. This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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