Laborers' Pension and Laborers' Welfare Fund for the Health and Welfare Department of the Construction and General Laborers' District Council of Chicago Vicinity et al v. J & T Services, Inc. et al
MOTION by Plaintiffs James S. Jorgensen, Laborers' Pension and Laborers' Welfare Fund for the Health and Welfare Department of the Construction and General Laborers' District Council of Chicago Vicinity for judgment Consistent with Settlement Agreement, MOTION by Plaintiffs James S. Jorgensen, Laborers' Pension and Laborers' Welfare Fund for the Health and Welfare Department of the Construction and General Laborers' District Council of Chicago Vicinity to reopen case (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1-5, # 2 Text of Proposed Order proposed order)(Engelhardt, Karen)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
LABORERS’ PENSION FUND and
LABORERS’ WELFARE FUND OF THE
HEALTH AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT
OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL
LABORERS’ DISTRICT COUNCIL OF
CHICAGO AND VICINITY, JAMES S.
) No. 15 C 9013
) Judge Edmond E. Chang
J & T SERVICES, INC., and TOM ALBERTO )
and MARIA A. BANUELOS,
PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO REINSTATE AND FOR JUDGMENT
CONSISTENT WITH THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Plaintiffs, the Laborers’ Pension Fund and the Laborers’ Welfare Fund of the Health and
Welfare Department of the Construction and General Laborers’ District Council of Chicago and
Vicinity, by their attorneys, respectfully request this court to reinstate the above captioned matter and
enter judgment for the balance owed and for additional attorneys’ fees and costs expended. In
support of this motion Plaintiffs state as follows:
This Court has jurisdiction of this cause as this matter was resolved by a Voluntary
Dismissal Notice filed on February 23, 2016, Dk No. 82, which provides for jurisdiction to be
retained until May 1, 2018 to permit either party to enforce the terms of the Settlement Agreement
and Release. A copy of the Voluntary Dismissal Notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.
On August 15, 2017, Plaintiffs counsel left a voice mail for Defendant Tom Alberto
to contact Karen I. Engelhardt, immediately, to discuss the delinquencies. This phone message
followed a message left approximately a week earlier. To date, no contact has been made with Mr.
Alberto. Neither Mr. Alberto nor Defendant J & T Services, Inc., are represented by counsel.
On February 22, 2016, Defendants J & T Services, Inc. (“J & T”), and Tom Alberto
together with the Plaintiffs entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release which provided for
payment to the Funds of contributions owed. J & T signed an Installment Note, and Defendant
Alberto, personally guaranteed the debt as shown by the personal guaranty. A copy of the Settlement
Agreement and Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 2 and copies of the Installment Note and
personal guaranty are attached as Exhibit 3. In paragraph 9 of the Settlement Agreement, Defendants
J & T and Tom Alberto have agreed to permit leave to reinstate this matter against Defendants in the
event that J & T failed to make settlement payments pursuant to the Settlement Agreement or
Installment Note or otherwise breaching this Settlement Agreement.
According to the Funds’ Field Representative James Fosco, J & T failed to pay
installment note payments for May, June, July and now August 2017. An affidavit of James Fosco,
attached hereto as Exhibit 4, documents amounts currently owed. The Installment Note provided
for twenty-four monthly payments to the Funds. (Exhibit 3). The balance owed on the note is
$27,039.00. (Exhibit 4 ¶ 4).
According to the Settlement Agreement, upon default the Funds are entitled to declare
the total amount due under the Installment Note and the Funds are entitled to judgment against both
J & T and Alberto, personally. See Exhibit 2, ¶¶ 4,5. The Funds are entitled, following their default
declaration to move for judgment within five days of a material breach of the Agreement and also
are entitled to accelerate the balance owed. The Funds will forward this motion and a Notice of
Motion to Tom Alberto at the address provided by the Agreement.
According to the Settlement Agreement ¶ 6, Exhibit 2, judgment will be entered for all
unpaid amounts due plus reasonable attorneys’ fees. Attorneys’ fees in this matter are the amount
of $675.00. (See affidavit of Karen I. Engelhardt, attached, Exhibit 3).
Wherefore, Plaintiffs request this Court to enter judgment against Defendants Tom Alberto
and J & T Services, Inc., consistent with the Settlement Agreement, which in this matter is the
amount of $27,714.00.
/s/ Karen I. Engelhardt
One of plaintiffs’ attorneys
Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C.,
230 West Monroe Street Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
August 16, 2017
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