UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD DIVISION
August 24, 2011
CENTRAL LABORERS PENSION FUND, ET AL. PLAINTIFFS,
SOUTHEASTERN CONSTRUCTION, INC, AND CHRISTOPHER J. HIGGINS, INDIVIDUALLY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sue E. Myersc0ugh, U.S. District Judge:
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 05:39:57 PM
Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD
The Court now considers Plaintiffs' Motion For Default Judgment (Motion) (d/e 13) pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 55. In support of their motion, Plaintiffs state as follows:
1. The Complaint in this matter was filed on February 16, 2011.
2. On June 15, 2011, Jesse White, Secretary of State, on behalf of Christopher J. Higgins, Registered Agent of Defendant, Southeastern Construction, Inc., was duly served with the Complaint and Summons pursuant to 805 ILCS 5/5.25(b)(1).
3. The Defendant has failed to timely file a responsive pleading.
4. An Order of Default against Southeastern Construction, Inc., was entered on July 26, 2011.
In light of these facts, the Court finds that Plaintiffs are entitled to the fees, costs, and damages listed in the Motion. Specifically, Defendant is ordered to:
A. Pay Plaintiffs $14,899.91 (consisting of delinquent contributions and liquidated damages);
B. Pay Plaintiffs $2,548.96 in attorney's fees and costs as provided by 29 U.S.C. § 1132(g)(2).
Plaintiffs' Motion For Default Judgment (d/e 13) is ALLOWED. This case is CLOSED.
FOR THE COURT:
SUE E. MYERSCOUGH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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