International Painters Takes City Glass & Mirror to Court

The International Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund has filed a complaint against City Glass & Mirror Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., alleging that the company breached its contract with the Fund and owes it money. The suit was filed March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division.

City Glass had labor contracts with local labor unions or district councils affiliated with the Fund, and had agreed “to make full and timely payment on a monthly basis to the Funds, as required by the Labor Contracts, Trust Agreement and plan documents,” according to the complaint.

According to Count I in the documents, “Based on information currently available to the ERISA Funds, [the] company has failed to pay amounts due under the Labor Contracts, Trust Agreements and Plan from July 2010 through December 2011 in at least the sum of $51,815.76.”

According to Count II, “Based on information currently available to the plaintiffs, [the] company has failed to pay amounts due under the Labor Contracts, Trust Agreements and Plan from July 2010 through December 2011 in at least the sum of $53,156.38.”

The plaintiffs ask the court to “(1) Permanently restrain and enjoin the Company, its officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys and all others in active concert or participation with them from continuing to violate the terms of the current collective bargaining agreements) between the company and the union (including its affiliated locals and district councils) and from violating such other collective bargaining agreements as may from time to time be entered by the said parties providing for the timely filing of remittance reports with complete, accurate and proper information and timely payment of contributions to the funds for so long as the company is contractually-required to do so. (2) Grant such other or further relief, legal or equitable, as maybe just, necessary or appropriate.”

City Glass officials declined to comment.

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