NY Hotel Hit With $21M Suit Over Lapsed Rooftop Bar Permit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 15, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- New York's Hotel Indigo was hit with a $21 million breach of contract lawsuit in state court Friday by China Latina LLC, alleging that the hotel misrepresented that it had a certificate of occupancy for China Latina’s rooftop bar, which was later shut down by police.

Friday’s complaint raises allegations that Fortuna Hotel Chelsea LLC, which operates under the Hotel Indigo brand, lied about being certified to operate the rooftop lounge for five months, leading to the indefinite closure of China Latina’s bar.

Jeffrey J. Schietzelt,...
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