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Iron Workers' Mid-America Pension Plan v. Chicago Steel Erectors Corp.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION


March 8, 2007

IRON WORKERS' MID-AMERICA PENSION PLAN, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
v.
CHICAGO STEEL ERECTORS CORP., A CORPORATION, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Amy J. St. Eve

MOTION FOR ENTRY OF JUDGMENT

Plaintiffs, by and through their attorneys, default having been entered against the Defendant on December 14, 2006, request this Court enter judgment against Defendant, CHICAGO STEEL ERECTORS CORP., a corporation. In support of that Motion, Plaintiffs state:

1. On December 14, 2006, this Court entered default against Defendant and granted Plaintiffs' request for an order directing Defendant to turn over its monthly fringe benefit contribution reports for August 2006 through the present date within 14 days of the entry of said Order.

2. On January 11, 2007, Plaintiffs' counsel filed electronically its motion for an order setting a hearing on a rule to show cause for Defendant's failure to remit its monthly fringe benefit contribution reports for August 2006 forward, as directed in the Court's Order entered December 14, 2006. A hearing was scheduled for February 27, 2007.

3. On February 27, 2007, Plaintiffs' counsel withdrew its motion for an order setting a hearing on a rule to show cause based on the Funds' receipt of all reports through November 2006.

4. For the months of January 2006 and April 2006, Defendant shorted the contributions which it acknowledged were due on monthly fringe benefit contribution reports remitted for those months. Accordingly, Defendant owes an additional $71.96 to Plaintiff Pension Fund. (See Affidavit of Joseph J. Burke).

5. For the time period March 1998 through November 2006, Plaintiff Funds have assessed liquidated damages in the amount of $2,577.03 to the Pension Fund and $1,163.06 to the Supplemental Monthly Annuity Fund for the late submission of contributions during that time period. (Burke Aff. Par. 5).

6. The Boards of Trustees of the Plaintiff Funds adopted a policy requiring the automatic assessment of a $200.00 fee for each check dishonored by the payor's bank for non-sufficient funds. Pursuant to this policy, Plaintiffs have assessed fees totaling $600.00 as a result of Defendant's submission of fringe benefit contributions by way of checks numbered 1953, 1973 and 1975, which were subsequently dishonored by its bank for non-sufficient funds.

7. In addition, Plaintiffs' firm has expended the amount of $420.00 for costs and $1,752.50 in attorneys' fees in this matter. (See Affidavit of Catherine M. Chapman).

8. Based upon the documents attached hereto, Plaintiffs request entry of judgment in the total amount of $6,584.55.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs respectfully request this Court to enter judgment in the amount of $6,584.55.

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