Local 513 International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO et al v. Mark's Services L.L.C.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER...IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs' motion (ECF No. 35 ) to withdraw its amended motion for summary judgment is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Plaintiffs may engage in additional discovery for 60 days from the d ate of this Memorandum and Order, and may, within 75 days from the date of this Memorandum and Order, further amend their amended motion for summary judgment, or seek leave to amend their complaint to add a new Defendant.. Signed by District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig on 2/7/2018. (NEP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
LOCAL 513 INTERNATIONAL UNION
OF OPERATING ENGINEERS,
AFL-CIO, et al.,
MARK’S SERVICES, L.L.C.,
Case No. 4:17CV01082-AGF
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This case, filed pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
(“ERISA”) for delinquent contributions to employee benefit funds, is before the Court on
Plaintiffs’ unopposed motion to withdraw their amended motion for summary judgment.
Plaintiffs are Local 513, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO (“Local
513”); the representative of Local 513; and several employee benefit funds (“the Funds”)
governed by ERISA. Defendant Mark’s Services, LLC, signed various documents
obligating it to submit monthly reports and remit contributions to the Funds and to make
deductions from employees’ paychecks who have authorized such deductions for the
monthly payment of dues to Local 513.
The amended motion for summary judgment was filed on November 20, 2017,
seeking damages in the total amount of amount of $18,411.81 that included the alleged
unpaid principal contributions and deductions, liquidated damages, interest, attorney’s
fees, and costs. Plaintiffs now seek to withdraw that motion, in part, to allow discovery
into additional damages Plaintiffs state are evidenced by Defendant’s response to the
motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs also state that additional discovery may reveal
facts making Defendant’s owner, Mark Polka, jointly liable for Plaintiffs’ damages.
Rather than withdraw the amended motion for summary judgment in its entirety, Plaintiffs
ask the Court to now enter judgment in their favor on the issue of Defendant’s liability and
for partial damages in the amount of the unpaid principal Defendant admitted, in response
to the amended motion for summary judgment, that it owed the Funds for a certain period
of time ($2,882.68) plus liquidated damages and interest.
The Court will grant Plaintiff’s request for time to engage in additional discovery,
but the Court rejects Plaintiffs’ request for piecemeal resolution of the case.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ motion (ECF No. 35) to withdraw its
amended motion for summary judgment is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part.
Plaintiffs may engage in additional discovery for 60 days from the date of this
Memorandum and Order, and may, within 75 days from the date of this Memorandum and
Order, further amend their amended motion for summary judgment, or seek leave to amend
their complaint to add a new Defendant.
AUDREY G. FLEISSIG
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 7th day of February, 2018.
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