Gristede's Owner Liable In OT Class Action: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (September 12, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Friday that Gristede’s Foods Inc. owner John Catsimatidis is personally liable for any damages the company owes to a class of hundreds of grocery workers who say they are due millions in overtime payments under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“The conclusion should come as no surprise to Mr. Catsimatidis,” U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty said Friday, ruling that the owner of Manhattan’s largest supermarket chain is an employer under the law, and therefore jointly and severally liable for...
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Case Information

Case Title

Torres v. Gristede's Operating Corp. et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Paul A. Crotty

Date Filed

April 30, 2004

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