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Suit Says Waste Hauler Owes Injured Workers and IRS

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | 0

By Heather Scofield, ReporterAn Iowa business owner with a history of not carrying workers' compensation insurance and failing to pay ordered judgments to injured employees is facing civil charges in federal court over taxes.James L. Watts, owner of Watts Trucking Service and numerous trash and waste-hauling companies that operate in the Midwest, owes more than $30 million in payroll taxes and has failed to pay more than 14 judgments since 2008 related to injured workers’ claims, according to court records and news reports. The situation is an egregious example of problems across the...

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