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U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Public Affairs
Atlanta, Ga.
Release Number: 11-ATL-566
Default Judgment: 1:10-cv-00172-JHM-ERG

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2011
Contact: Michael D'Aquino or Michael Wald
Phone: 404-562-2076/404-562-2078
Email: D'Aquino.michael@dol.gov/Wald.michael@dol.gov

Solis v. Truck It, Inc, Default Judgment orders Steven R. Ligon, and Employee
Benefits Plan of Truck It, Inc. to restore $26,288 to employee benefit plan

Date of Action: November 30, 2011

Type of Action: Default Judgment

Name(s) of Defendant: Truck It, Inc., Steven R. Ligon, individually and as a fiduciary to the Employee Benefits Plan of Truck It, Inc.; and the Employee Benefits Plan of Truck It, Inc.

Allegations: On November 15, 2010, the United States Department of Labor filed a Complaint against Franklin-based Truck It, Inc. and Steven R. Ligon for failure to pay employee contributions totaling $22,222.61 to the company’s employee benefit plan.

Resolution: A Default Judgment was entered by the federal district court in Louisville, Ky., on November 30 that orders Truck It, Inc. and Ligon to restore $26,287.76 to the company’s employee benefit plan, which represents the employee contributions and lost opportunity costs which accrued as a result of the failure to pay employee contributions to the Plan from January 3, 2005 through August 11, 2008. The Judgment also removes of the company and Ligon as fiduciaries of the employee benefit plan and bars Ligon from serving as a fiduciary or service provider to any ERISA Title I covered employee benefit plan in the future.

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Docket Number: 1:10-cv-172-JHM

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