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Carpenters Combined Funds says Pittsburgh contractor didn't make union payments

By Louie Torres | Apr 14, 2017

Law money 03

PITTSBURGH — A carpenters' labor group is suing R & B Contracting & Excavating Inc. a/k/a R & B Contracting & Excavation Inc., citing alleged breach of contract.

Carpenters Combined Funds Inc. filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania alleging that the contractor failed to pay fringe benefit contributions to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the employees it represents sustained damages as the result of the delinquent contributions. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed to pay delinquencies to the trust for the contributions of its employees.

The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant, order the defendant to file a complete and accurate remittance report and present for audit, as well as money judgment in the sum of $99,663.48 plus liquidated damages, attorney's fees of 20 percent of the total amount due, court costs and any further relief this court grants. The group is represented by Jeffrey J. Leech and Neil J. Gregorio of Tucker Arensberg P.C. in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00421-JFC

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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Pittsburgh DivisionTucker Arensberg PC