Thank you for the additional information.
I see. Since you have a signed contract
, you would typically need to sue the former employee in the local state court and obtain a judgment for damages. The amount is too large for small claims
court and if you are incorporated, you cannot typically sue in small claims court anyway.
It is best to retain a business or contracts law attorney to represent the company for this matter, but you do not need a large firm. A smaller firm or even a very young attorney should be able to handle this case as it appears to be very straight forward.
Once you obtain a judgment you can attach and seize bank accounts and other assets she may have.
It is probably best to get her served with a summons and not inform her that you intend to file suit since she may avoid service if she realizes you have obtained an attorney. Once served, she may be willing to negotiate a settlement to avoid litigation
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