PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh non-profit is suing two contractors, alleging denial of benefits and wage deductions.

Carpenter's Combined Funds Inc., by James R. Klein, administrator, filed a lawsuit Jan. 18 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Thomas Didiano Sr. and Thomas Didiano Jr., alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, Carpenter's and the defendants, Thomas Didiano & Son Inc. of Pittsburgh, had entered into an agreement, in which the Didianos were a contractor for the plaintiff. The suit says the contractor was obligated to submit monthly payments for pension, medical, annuity/savings, apprenticeship and dues for the benefit of employees.

However, the lawsuit states, the defendants breached the contract when they failed to submit payment, creating a disparity of more than $20,000, which was owed to the plaintiff.

Carpenter's Combined Funds seeks damages of more than $21,530.06, plus interest for all damages and lost funds, as well as legal fees. A jury trial is requested. It is represented by attorney Jeffrey J. Leech of Tucker Arensberg PC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00079

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