LOS ANGELES – Three labor union funds are seeking to audit an employer.
of directors of the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan, board of
directors of the Motion Picture Industry Individual Account Plan, and
board of directors of the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan filed a
complaint on March 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Central
District of California, Western Division against Jacavi Flavor November
Rule LLC alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security
Act and the Labor-Management Relations Act.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant has failed to produce records for an audit to determine if it has accurate paid and reported contributions. The suit states the parties had previously signed a bargaining agreement.
The plaintiffs seek
order compelling the defendant to submit to an audit, for the defendant to make electronic copies of proofs of payment,
invoices, payment of any unpaid contributions, liquidated damages,
interest, all legal fees and cost of audit, and any other relief as the
court deems just. They are represented by Kathryn J. Halford, Elizabeth
Rosenfeld and Nicholas I. Starkman of Wohlner Kaplon Cutler Halford
& Rosenfeld in Encino.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-01988-PSG-E