Gristedes Pays Up To End Fee Dispute With Outten

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Grocery chain Gristedes on Thursday agreed to settle a fee dispute with plaintiffs law firm Outten & Golden LLP, which claimed that the company obstructed the settlement of a long-running employment fight.

Gristedes, a grocer helmed by prominent New York Republican John Catsimatidis, agreed to pay $645,000 in attorneys' fees to Outten, Outten attorney Justin Swartz said. The firm represented workers who brought a lawsuit over their pay.

Citing the deal, Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck closed the now nearly nine-year-old case, though he said it...
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