ST. LOUIS — Labor organizations are suing Lee's Carpentry Services LLC, citing alleged breach of contract.
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, the Carpenters’ Pension Trust Fund of St. Louis et al. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Lee's Carpentry Services alleging that the company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they have suffered economic damages caused by the defendant's failure to make all obligated contributions to their funds, forward all amounts deducted from employees' paychecks and furnish the fund's offices with monthly statements showing the total number of regular and overtime hours worked by each employee. The defendant has not supplied this despite numerous demands from the plaintiffs, the complaint states. The plaintiffs hold Lee's Carpentry Services responsible because they allegedly failed to fulfill their obligations under the agreement by failing to pay the required contributions and permit an audit of their records.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in favor of plaintiffs, for the defendant to submit its books and records, order defendant for the principal amount of the delinquencies, plus interest and liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, costs, submission of the monthly statements and further relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by Greg A. Campbell of Hammond and Shinners PC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Case number 16-cv-01904