Annie Hunt Apr. 13, 2016, 6:37pm


PITTSBURGH — A nonprofit administrator of fringe benefits is suing a company over alleged failure to pay union fees.

Carpenters Combined Funds Inc. filed a lawsuit on Feb. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against C.F. Bordo Inc., James Bordo, Ceaser F. Bordo, and Leslie Bordo, citing a breach of contract and violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a non-profit corporation for the purpose of administering fringe benefit funds and acts as a collection agent for funds. The defendant allegedly entered into a labor agreement with a Pittsburgh Carpenters’ Union and was obligated to make certain monthly payments to benefit employees covered under the agreement.

The plaintiff claims that the defendant failed to make timely payments of principal contributions and wage deductions to the plaintiff from September through December 2016, allegedly resulting in a principal deficiency of $116,485.95, interest in the amount of $17,968.76, contractual/liquidated damages of $106,878.29, totaling $241,333.

The plaintiff seeks the defendant be required to file remittance reports, all due benefits and payments, judgment in the sum of $289,599.60, additional interest, and costs of the suit. It is represented by Jeffrey J. Leech of Tucker Arensberg PC, in Pittsburgh, PA.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00165-NBF

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