Company Drops Request for Former Worker to Repay Salary

July 26, 2006 ( - Newark, Delaware-based US Card Partner Services has dropped its lawsuit asking a former employee to pay back salary and lost profits, according to the Delaware News Journal.

In its lawsuit, the company claimed Drew Scopelliti “made an inordinate number of personal telephone calls” to his girlfriend and sister, and “spent an inordinate amount of time engaged in personal iPod-related activities.” (SeeCo. Wants Comp. Returned from Employee who Played too Much).

The company also said Scopelliti overstated his qualifications to get his job as sales director in charge of marketing affinity credit cards to schools, and failed to regularly submit paperwork on his marketing efforts and supervise his employees.

The company was demanding he pay back $90,000 in compensation he earned during his eight months of employment with them, plus $210,000 in profits the company claims it lost due to his poor job performance.

The notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit did not explain the reason for the company’s decision, according to the news report.