LOS ANGELES – A Vallejo company is alleged to owe more than $400,000 to several labor union funds.
Trustees of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Pension Plan, trustees of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Trust Fund, trustees of the Southern California IBEW-NECA Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund, et al. filed a complaint on Aug. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Steiny and Co. Inc. citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and breach of bargaining agreements.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant has not paid benefits in a timely manner, which caused plaintiffs to suffer damages
for unpaid fringe benefits
amounting to $489,297.89.
The plaintiffs hold Steiny and Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay fringe benefit contributions and/or other amounts required by the agreements, failed to timely cure its violation and continued to violate its statutory obligations.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor, unpaid fringe benefit contributions, injunctive relief, creation of a constructive trust, damages, interest, attorneys' fees, costs of suit and other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Susan Graham Lovelace and Matthew T. Bechtel of Laquer, Urban, Clifford & Hodge LLP in Pasadena.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 16-cv-05805