U.S. claims Harrisburg's Velter Products owes over $44,000 in labor fines

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — The United States of America is suing Velter Products Inc., a Pennsylvania company, citing unpaid fees for citations.

The U.S. filed a complaint on Dec. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Velter Products Inc., alleging that the Pennsylvania company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealings.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the U.S. has suffered monetary injury as a result of the unlawful conduct of the defendant in refusing to pay fees for several Citations and Notifications of Penalty issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, regarding inspections performed at defendant's site located at 22 N. 27th St. in Harrisburg. 

The plaintiff holds Velter Products Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused and failed to pay the entire penalty fees due and owing to plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in the total amount of $44,990.44, with interest accruing at the rate of 7 percent per annum until the date of judgment and interest thereafter at the legal rate until paid in full. They are represented by Jenny Roberts, assistant U.S. attorney in Scranton.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-cv-02320.

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