Big Apple Eateries Freed From No-Tip Conspiracy Case

Law360 (January 7, 2019, 9:38 PM EST) -- Several upscale New York restaurants and their celebrity chefs can slip a suit alleging they cooked up a no-tipping scheme to boost menu prices, a federal judge ruled Monday, adding if a fresh complaint against the California eateries isn't filed by the end of January, the case will be closed.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White found that Timothy Brown might have bitten off more than he could chew when he sued the Manhattan- and Brooklyn-based eateries in California federal court for allegedly colluding to fix food prices by eliminating tipping, nixing claims against those establishments for lack of jurisdiction....

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