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Architectural Iron Workers' Local No. 63 Welfare Fund, Et. Al. v. Depasquale Steel Erectors

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


August 23, 2011

ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORKERS' LOCAL NO. 63 WELFARE FUND, ET. AL. PLAINTIFFS,
v.
DEPASQUALE STEEL ERECTORS, INC., DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Castillo

Motion For Judgment By Default

Plaintiffs, by its Attorney, Michael J. McGuire, move this Court to enter Judgment by Default according to Rule 55 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for Defendant's failure to appear, answer or otherwise plead. Further, in support of this Motion the Plaintiffs state:

1. Plaintiffs filed their complaint on June 17, 2011 and Defendant was personally served with a copy of the Complaint and Summons on June 22, 2011. (Group Exhibit A)

2. The Defendant has failed to appear, answer or otherwise plead within the time allowed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

3. At all times relevant to this action, the Defendant has been bound by the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Trust Agreements, which created the Trust Funds.

4. Pursuant to the provisions of the Trust Agreements and Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Defendant is required to submit monthly reports to the Trust Funds which list the number of hours worked by the Defendant's employees and to pay contributions based thereon.

5. This case was administratively dismissed without prejudice by this Honorable Court on June 20, 2011. The Defendant has failed to comply with the terms of this court's order and Plaintiffs wish to pursue final judgment.

6. The Defendant failed to submit $32,397.42 in contributions for the time period of February, March, April and May 2011. (Exhibit B)

7. By failing to pay the contributions due to the trust fund in a timely manner, the Defendant owes liquidated damages and interest. At the present time, the Defendant owes interest in the amount of $1,781.86 and liquidated damages in the amount of $3,239.74. (Exhibit B)

8. The Defendant owes the sum of $2,105.00 for necessary and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs which are collectable under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreements, Trust Agreements, and Federal law. (Exhibit C) WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs move for Judgment by Default in the amount of $39,524.02.

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