UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
February 15, 2012
SHEET METAL WORKERS' NATIONAL PENSION FUND, SHEET METAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH INSTITUTE TRUST, INTERNATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR THE SHEET METAL AND AIR CONDITIONING INDUSTRY, AND SHEET METAL WORKERS' INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS, PLAINTIFFS,
EUGENE NIFENECKER, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
Plaintiffs Sheet Metal Workers' National Pension Fund, International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry, Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust, and Sheet Metal Workers' International Association Scholarship Fund (collectively, "Plaintiffs") sued Defendant Eugene Nifenecker ("Defendant") for delinquent contributions allegedly owing under a collective bargaining agreement. Defendant has not appeared or otherwise defended this suit, and Plaintiffs moved for a default judgment. On November 30, 2011, Magistrate Judge William D. Wall issued a Report and Recommendation ("R&R") recommending that Plaintiffs be awarded $17,333.44 in damages, costs, and attorneys' fees. No objections were filed within the prescribed time.
Judge Wall's R&R is thorough, well-reasoned, and free of clear error. Accordingly, it is ADOPTED in its entirety.
The Clerk of the Court is respectfully directed to enter judgment against Defendant and in favor of Plaintiffs in the amount of $17,333.44. Plaintiffs shall also be entitled to post-judgment interest calculated pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1961. The Clerk of the Court is further directed to mark this case CLOSED.
Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.
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