Attorney faces lawsuit

LISBON – The Boardman attorney who has been filing gas and oil lease lawsuits on behalf of the owners of property in the Brinker Storage area in Columbiana County is now facing a lawsuit of his own.

A legal secretary, Jennifer Lombardo of New Waterford, filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming a hostile work environment and sexual discrimination.

According to the lawsuit, Lombardo said she began working for Scullin and Cunning LLC in September 2011 and throughout her employment she claims she was sexually harassed by Sean Scullin. When she refused to meet his personal and sexual demands, Lombardo claims she was threatened and then her employment was terminated by Scullin in March 2012.

Lombardo claims she and Scullin reached an agreement in August 2012 which prevented her from filing a sexual harassment or hostile work environment harassment lawsuit. She claims Scullin agreed to enter a purchase agreement with the owners of a property on Allendale Avenue, New Waterford, and allowed Lombardo and her two children to live in the home. Additionally, Scullin would be making the payments and when the property was paid in full, the deed would be transferred to Lombardo.

Secondly, she claims Scullin agreed to lease a 2012 Mazda 3 for her to use throughout the three-year lease term. Finally, Lombardo claims Scullin agreed to cover Lombardo’s reasonable expenses until she could find employment and had two credit cards issued with authorization for her to make purchases.

However, Lombardo claims Scullin has now violated the terms of the settlement agreement by threatening to have her evicted from the house, threatening to repossess the car and canceling the credit cards.

She is requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop Scullin from violating the settlement terms and damages for the work atmosphere, lost income, benefits and attorney fees.