Calif. Eateries Get No-Tip Conspiracy Suit Tossed

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 10:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday dismissed a consumer’s suit accusing upscale California restaurants of cooking up a no-tipping scheme to boost prices, saying the suit presented no facts to show an injury had occurred.

Timothy Brown, a Minnesota resident, had alleged that restaurants in the Golden State and New York agreed to eliminate tipping and boost menu prices 20 percent. However, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White tossed the suit because Brown did not show how prices at the restaurants changed as a result of the conspiracy. 

The plaintiff also failed to show that the 20 percent service charge that the...

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