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Loews Escapes 20% Restaurant Service Charge Suit

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday dismissed Loews Corp. and subsidiary Loews Hotels Holding Corp. from a putative class action alleging a failure to inform customers at hotel restaurants that bills included a 20 percent service charge.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga said customer Michael Fox failed to allege enough facts to establish jurisdiction over the two Delaware-based corporations that were lumped into the complaint with the two other defendants, MB Redevelopment LLC and Loews Miami Beach Hotel Operating Co. Inc., which own and operate the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

She called the complaint a "quintessential shotgun pleading" and admonished...

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