HARROD v. GUYNEY et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying final order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 2/22/17.(ah)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
DARRYL K. HARROD,
BOB GUINEY et al.,
Civil Action No. 16-2287-RC
In this action, Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, states that this “case is in reference to Under
payment of Wages to [him].” Compl. at 1. He seeks $2 million in damages for alleged
violations of the Davis-Bacon Act, 40 U.S.C. §§ 3141-48. Pending before the Court are the
separate motions to dismiss brought on behalf of Defendants Bob Chilcoat and Chilmar
Corporation (“Corp. Defs.”), ECF No. 8, and Defendant Bob Guiney, ECF No. 10. In separate
orders issued on December 23 and December 29 of 2016, ECF Nos. 9, 11, Plaintiff was informed
about his obligation to respond to each motion by January 31, 2017, and February 10, 2017,
respectively. Plaintiff has not complied with either order, and he has not requested additional
time to comply.
Consistent with the advisements in the orders, the Court finds that Plaintiff has conceded
Defendants’ valid arguments for dismissal. Specifically, Defendants contend that the DavisBacon Act does not authorize a private cause of action in federal court “to recover the difference
between actual wages paid and the required prevailing wage under [the Act].” Corp. Defs.’
Mem. ¶ 4 (citing cases); see Ibrahim v. Mid-Atl. Air of DC, LLC, 802 F. Supp. 2d 73, 75-76
(D.D.C. 2011), aff'd, No. 11-7150, 2012 WL 3068460 (D.C. Cir. July 19, 2012) (noting that
“[t]he ‘majority of courts that have addressed the issue’ have concluded that no private right of
action exists under 40 U.S.C. § 3142,” but declining to “decide the issue” upon finding that
plaintiff had conceded the argument “by failing to contest [it]”) (citations omitted)).
Furthermore, Plaintiff has not disputed that “the Complaint contains no allegations whatsoever
relating to Mr. Guiney, and thus fails to state any claim against [this defendant] upon which
relief may be granted.” Guiney’s Mem. at 1; see Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009)
(“To survive a motion to dismiss, a complaint must contain sufficient factual matter, accepted as
true, to ‘state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face.’”) (quoting Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly,
550 U.S. 544, 570 (2007)). Consequently, the Court will grant the motion of each defendant and
dismiss this case. A separate order accompanies this Memorandum Opinion.
United States District Judge
Date: February 22, 2017
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