LOS ANGELES – A San Marino company is alleged to owe contributions to labor-management multiemployer trusts.
Trustees of the Operating Engineers Pension Trust, et al. filed a complaint on April 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Young and Associates over alleged violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 11, 2012, defendant became a member of the Engineering Contractors' Association and is bound by the terms and conditions of the master labor agreement.
On March 14, 2017, the plaintiffs allege they completed an audit of the defendant's records and claims the audit revealed that defendant has failed to report and pay fringe benefit contributions in the sum of $102,895.48.
The plaintiffs hold Young and Associates responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay or to timely pay contributions owed, accruing since at least March 2016.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek payment for unpaid fringe benefit contributions, liquidated damages, audit costs incurred, attorneys' fees, costs of suit and such additional relief as the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Michael Y. Jung of Laquer Urban Clifford & Hodge LLP in Pasadena.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:18-cv-03386-AB-RAO