Marriott Sells Inferior Meat As 'Kobe Beef,' Suit Says

Law360, Chicago (October 15, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT) -- Marriott International Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois court Friday alleging the hotel chain charges guests for “Kobe beef” when it is actually serving cheaper, lower-quality meat.

Plaintiff Anthony Schittino contends he was a victim of Marriott’s deception at his Oct. 2011 wedding in Lincolnshire, Ill., where he and 300 guests were allegedly served faux Kobe beef sliders at one of the company’s resorts.

“Knowing that ‘Kobe beef’ describes a particularly sought after beef product originating from Japan, and that Marriott’s beef...
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