PITTSBURGH — A local union is suing R & B Contracting & Excavation Inc., alleging breach of contract for failing to make its required employee benefit payments.

Operating Engineers Local 66 filed a complaint on May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the contractor alleging that it failed to remit its monthly contributions to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it was damaged due to the unpaid contributions and holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly breached its agreement with the plaintiff to make the payments.

The plaintiff seeks monetary judgment in the amount of $112,306.71 and attorneys' fees of $22,461.34, plus additional interest, liquidated damages, audit costs, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are 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-00631-JFC

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