Starwood Waiters Add Competition Claims To Tip Suit

Law360, New York (June 29, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT) -- Two waiters at a Hawaiian resort owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. have tweaked their putative class action complaint in order to comply with a recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision that heightened the standards for pleading the competition element of alleged tip-sharing violations under state law.

The plaintiffs lodged their second amended complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, adding specific allegations related to the nature of competition involved in the hotel's alleged violation of a state law requiring...
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