Grafton nursing home sued for defaulting on comp payments

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 22, 2005

CHARLESTON – The state Workers' Compensation Commission has sued a Grafton business for more than $27,000 for defaulting on payments.

In a lawsuit filed Dec. 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court, the state says The Alliance Personal Care Home Inc., on numerous occasions, failed to file timely gross payroll reports, to pay quarterly premiums, to maintain adequate premium tax deposits, to pay penalties for late filings of gross payroll reports and to pay accrued interest.

The suit claims Alliance and president Margaret J. Haddix owe the Workers' Compensation Commission at least $27,173.82.

An affidavit by Workers' Comp credit analyst Christina Dolin claims Alliance didn't file gross payroll reports 10 times, didn't pay quarterly premiums seven times, didn't maintain adequate premium tax deposits 11 times, didn't pay penalties for late filings of gross payroll reports 11 times and hasn't paid interest which has accrued. It also says the company was give notice of its default status and the potential consequences seven times.

The suits seek the company from doing business in West Virginia until all wages are reported and all amounts owed are paid. The suit also seeks to keep the defendants from transferring, encumbering, destroying, wasting or concealing property until wages are reported and amounts paid.

In addition to the money owed by the company, the suits seek court costs and fees and reasonable attorney fees not to exceed 20 percent of the balance shown to be due on the day of the hearings.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey Walker.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2688

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