LABORERS' LOCAL UNION NOS. 472 & 172 et al v. TARHEEL ENTERPRISES, No. 3:2016cv09235 - Document 4 (D.N.J. 2017)

Court Description: OPINION filed. Signed by Judge Anne E. Thompson on 1/17/2017. (mmh)
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I' :IDoc. 4 LABORERS' LOCAL UNION NOS. 472 & 172 et al v. TARHEEL ENTERPRISES ... i1 11 RECEIVE NOT FOR PUBLICATION of/ JAN 1 7 .2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY 11 /i 1! AT 8:30....,___ _ _ _ M WILLIAM T. WALSH CLERK [,I 11 LABORERS' LOCAL UNION NOS. 472 & 172 and LABORERS' LOCAL UNION NOS. 472 & 172 WELFARE AND PENSION FUNDS AND SAFETY, EDUCATION AND TRAINING FUNDS; ZAZZALI, FAGELLA, NOWAK, KLEINBAUM & FRIEDMAN, P.A., ,, i II 11 Civ. No. 16-9235 1/ 'I OPINION 11 I! ,, Petitioners, /i 11 if. v. // 'I 11 T ARHEEL ENTERPRISES, 11 !I Res ondent. fl 11 11 ,I THOMPSON, U.S.D.J. 'I Ii This matter has come before the Court on a Motion to Confirm the Arbitration Award !I I, brought by Petitioners Laborers' Local Union Nos. 472 & 172 ("Laborers' Local Union"}, !I Lab°-rers' Local Union & 1 and Funds and Safety, Education and :1 ,. I :- - . - ·.,Training Funds ("Funds"), and.Zazzali,_Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman, ("Zazzali''}, (collectively, . _· - .- . ..:_ ._ ; .. - \'.::... -·- ·.:=;.y:;::. !::J:;_: · - - ·-o:. . -,_. . . ·- - - ". ·.• . · 1 I (ECF No. 2). This motion is unopposed by - . . 11 .;..· ·:- Tarheel Enterprises· ("Respondent"). The Court has decided this matter after· . ._: --.. . ·the ·parties' written_ . . . RJ,ile . ._ . i1 Ii and ·without holding oral argument pursuant to · - ·_ ·11 . _,.; - 11_·· - ij . ·• .Upon review of the evidence presented, this Court finds that Respondent is bound by a '.coUectiv_e bargainingagreemtmt with •. II 11' .- Local Union. -(Petition to ConfirtnArbitrati9n. 1, II. l"1 Award at , 2, ECF No. 1 The agreement provides for the submission to arbitration of any . i/ . I' conµ-oversies concerning delinquent payments to the Laborers' Local Union Nos. 472 & 172 1/ '1 I' :/ 1 I/ 'I -. . Ji Dockets.Justia.com -11 -· . "· - Benefit Funds. (Id. at , 3). In accordance with these terms, this dispute was submitted to the Arbitrator J.J. Pierson ("Arbitrator Pierson"). (Id. 4). Following a hearing held on October 27, 2016, and with proper notices to all parties, Arbitrator Pierson entered an award, in writing that same day. (Id., Ex. B). Arbitrator Pierson's opinion indicates that Respondent was delinquent in making required contributions to the Funds. (Id., Ex. B). Pursuant to 9 U.S.C. § 9, this Court has jurisdiction to enforce the awards of arbitrators. Having considered the written submissions of Petitioners; and in light of Respondent's failure to oppose the motion; and for good cause shown, the Court grants Petitioners' Motion to Confinn the Arbitration Award. Art appropriate order accompanies this opinion. 11 'i · ANNEE. TH II .i II ·. JI .. >f.·· . :;.._: .- ·--, ._- ·11 ' .... . .•J1, .... . !1 i/. I' . ·t.· .,., 1' .- !I: !.j 'I ·. II ll !/ ij !1 2 "i ii . 'I Ii ii ...