PHILADELPHIA — A labor group is suing Philadelphia D&M Inc., a contractor based in Plymouth Meeting, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to make monthly union payments.

Laborers International Union of North America Local No. 199 Welfare, Pension, Apprenticeship & Training, Annuity and Laborers-Employers Cooperative Education Trust Fund of Delaware, Inc. and Laborers International Union of North America, Local No. 199 filed a complaint on March 17, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Philadelphia D & M, Inc. alleging that the Pennsylvania company violated the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act when it failed to remit monthly contributions to a union fund.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they sustained damages from unpaid fringe benefit contribution. The plaintiffs hold Philadelphia D & M responsible because it allegedly failed to pay benefit contributions on behalf of its employees.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant in the amount of $26,320.25, unpaid contributions in the amount of $9,747.30, liquidated damages in the amount of $1,983.66, monthly union fees withheld in the amount of $9,973.29, audit fees of $4,500, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Jonathan Walters and R. Matthew Pettigrew Jr. of Markowitz & Richman in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-01229-JD

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