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Carpenters group claims In-Step Designs failed to pay contributions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 28, 2017

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ST. LOUIS — Trustees are suing a Missouri company, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, Renee Bell, Ken Stricker, Robert Calhoun, et al. filed a complaint Aug. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against In-Step Designs LLC, alleging it violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as employees of the defendants bound by a collective bargaining agreement, they failed to receive contributions under pension trust, the welfare trust and the vacation trust. 

The plaintiffs hold In-Step Designs responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and refused to make all obligated contributions to the funds and to forward to the union all the deducted dues despite demands for appropriate payment, to no avail.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for all amounts owed, requiring to submit all reports and make all payments in the future to the plaintiffs in accordance with the agreement and for further relief the court may consider appropriate under the circumstances. They are represented by Greg A. Campbell of Hammond and Shinners PC in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-02262-PLC

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern DivisionHammond and Shinners PC