On Thursday, the Supreme Court of North Dakota held a Utah truck company operating in North Dakota must pay $ 812,702.79 in back premiums, penalties, costs, and payments to the state of North Dakota for state employees.
In question, eight Ball Trucking Inc .: s division of employees between North Dakota and Utah and Eight Ball's obligation to obtain compensation for North Dakota workers for its North Dakota employees.
In 2016, the state labor security & insurance filed a complaint alleging that the truck company's officials were Utah employers employed in North Dakota without fair compensation insurance and were liable for unpaid premiums, penalties and interest and calculated premiums, penalties and interest for a period between 2009 and 201
At the end of 2016, a district court claiming the trucking company and its officers "failed to identify any specific facts to create meritorious defense," granted WSI's summary summary proposal and assigned the state its share of lost premiums, penalties and costs and payments, which meant that Eight Ball was employed in North Dakota.
The trucking company accused and quoted "Actual Disputes on the Distribution of Eight Ball's Salaries to Employees in North Dakota and to Utah Employees," according to documents.
The state's highest court disagreed, citing the previous court's reasons for granting the prize and wrote: "We conclude the court's decision was not arbitrary, ridiculous or unreasonable and was not an abuse of discretion."
Involved lawyers or the carrier could be immediately reached for comments.