Painters District Council No. 58 et al v E.K.M. Contracting LLC
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel 33 is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants E.K.M. Contracting LLC and Makal Ali shall appear for a post-judgment deposition and produce the records reque sted in the notice of deposition dated October 12, 2017, at the offices of Plaintiffs counsel on December 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order to Defendants at 4319 August Manor Court, Florissant, Missouri 63034. Signed by District Judge John A. Ross on 11/9/2017. (Copy Mailed to Defendants)(CLO)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL NO. 58,
E.K.M. CONTRACTING LLC, et al.,
Case No. 4:16-CV-00846 JAR
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel. (Doc. No. 33). Plaintiffs
seek to compel Defendants E.K.M. Contracting LLC and Makal Ali to appear for a postjudgment deposition and produce the records requested in Plaintiffs’ October 12, 2017 notice of
deposition (Doc. No. 33-2). For the following reasons, the motion will be granted.
Plaintiffs filed this action on June 14, 2016 to recover from Defendants delinquent fringe
benefit contributions pursuant to Section 502 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act,
29 U.S.C. § 1132 (“ERISA”). On August 21, 2017, default judgment was granted for Plaintiffs in
the amount of $10,453.10 in unpaid fringe benefit contributions and union dues, $2,094.81 in
liquidated damages and $687.00 in payroll examination costs, for a total of $13,234.91. (Doc.
Motion to Compel
Plaintiffs’ motion to compel and the affidavit of attorney James P. Faul assert that on
October 12, 2017, Plaintiffs sent a notice of post-judgment deposition and request for production
of documents to Defendants. The notice called for a deposition at the offices of Plaintiffs’
counsel on October 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., and the simultaneous production of requested
documents relevant to Plaintiffs’ efforts to collect the judgment in this case. Defendants did not
appear at the deposition or produce any of the requested documents.
Rule 69(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that the “process to enforce a
judgment for the payment of money shall be a writ of execution, unless the court directs
otherwise.” Rule 69(a), Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 69 further provides that the procedure on execution,
and in proceedings in aid of execution, “shall be in accordance with the practice and procedure
of the state in which the district court is held ... except that any statute of the United States
governs to the extent that it is applicable.” Id. Finally, Rule 69 provides that in aid of a judgment
or execution, a judgment creditor “may obtain discovery from any person, including the
judgment debtor, in the manner provided in [the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure] or in the
manner provided by the practice of the state in which the district court is held.” Id. In the absence
of a controlling federal statute, a district court “has the same authority to aid judgment creditors
in supplementary proceedings as that which is provided to state courts under local law.”
Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity v. Vehlewald Const. Co., 2008
WL 544977, at * 1-2 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 25, 2008) (quoting H.H. Robertson Co. v. V.S. DiCarlo
Gen. Contractors, Inc., 994 F.2d 476, 477 (8th Cir. 1993)).
Plaintiffs seek to take a post-judgment deposition in aid of execution of their judgment.
This procedure is appropriate pursuant to Rules 69(a) and 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure. It appears to the Court from the affidavit of Plaintiffs’ counsel that Defendants were
properly noticed for deposition but failed to appear. Plaintiffs’ motion to compel should therefore
be granted, and Defendants will be ordered to appear for deposition at the offices of Plaintiffs’
counsel, and produce the requested documents at the same time.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel  is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants E.K.M. Contracting LLC and Makal Ali
shall appear for a post-judgment deposition and produce the records requested in the notice of
deposition dated October 12, 2017, at the offices of Plaintiffs’ counsel on December 10, 2017 at
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall mail a copy of this order
to Defendants at 4319 August Manor Court, Florissant, Missouri 63034.
Dated this 9th day of November, 2017.
JOHN A. ROSS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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