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Solis v. James T. Ledford and Davis Equipment Sales & Service, Inc. involving unremitted employee contributions

Date of Action: Oct. 27, 2011

Type of Action: Complaint

Names of Defendant: James T. Ledford, Davis Equipment Sales & Service, Inc., and the Davis Equipment Sales & Service, Inc., Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees Individual Retirement Accounts Plan located in Salem, Ind.

Allegations: Ledford and Davis Equipment, in their capacities as fiduciaries to the Davis Equipment Sales & Service, Inc. SIMPLE IRA Plan, failed to ensure that $19,826.68 in employee pre-tax contributions for the period March 13, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2009, were remitted to the SIMPLE IRA Plan. The fiduciaries also failed to ensure that employee pre-tax contributions were timely remitted to the SIMPLE IRA Plan for the period Jan. 4, 2006, through Feb. 28, 2008.

Resolution: The Department of Labor is seeking injunctive relief permanently enjoining Ledford and the company from violating any provisions of Title I of ERISA; barring Ledford from serving as a fiduciary or service provider to any ERISA plans; the payment of the delinquent employee contributions plus all interest owed to the plan for the unremitted and untimely remitted employee contributions; and the offsetting of Ledford’s individual plan account to cover any losses resulting from his fiduciary breaches if he does not otherwise restore the losses to the plan.

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, New Albany, Ind.
Docket Number: 4:11-cv-0125

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Employee Benefits Security Administration
October 27, 2011
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