CLARKSBURG – A Morgantown employer is alleged to owe payments to an employee benefit plan.
West Virginia Carpenters Benefits Trust, et al. filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia against Blackhawk Interiors Inc. alleging that the employer violated the Labor Management Relations Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the defendant is subject to a bargaining agreement with the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters. The suit states West Virginia Carpenters Benefits Trust and defendant entered into an agreement in January 2015 for the defendant to repay $237,641 the defendant admitted it owed. The West Virginia Carpenters Benefits Trust alleges it has failed to receive a payment since November 2016 and the remaining balance owed is more than $54,000.
The plaintiffs also allege the amount of at least $186,691.37 remains due and owing for the months of April to October, 2017, for fringe benefits and annuities.
The plaintiffs seek unpaid contributions, plus interest, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and all other legal and equitable relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Mark. W. Carbone of Carbone & Blaydes PLLC in Charleston.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number 17-CV-221