By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va - Lawyers for a Berkeley County car dealership plan to appeal a jury verdict that its pay practices for salespeople were illegal.
Following a trial last week in circuit court, the jury found Opequon Motors of Martinsburg violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, said Robert Schiavoni, the attorney representing Lucille Robertson and Kelly Gloeckler in the class-action civil suit.
The women claimed Opequon Motors had "added a number of fake costs, reducing the commission to sales representatives," Schiavoni said. The commission was supposed to be 30 percent of the gross profit on each vehicle, he said.