Mario Batali settles tip lawsuit
Gwyneth Paltrow's restaurateur pal Mario Batali has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit for allegedly confiscating tips from employees.
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The famous TV chef and his business partner Joseph Bastianich were accused of deducting a portion of tips from the servers, busboys, and bartenders who were employed at their range of eateries to supplement their earnings.
In 2010, a group of disgruntled workers launched a legal battle against Batali and Bastianich, claiming the scheme dated as far back as 2004, and now the two parties have reached a settlement.
Batali's lawyer, Carolyn D. Richmond, issued a statement which reads, "The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties."
According to the New York Times, Batali and Bastianich, who have maintained their innocence throughout the proceeding, have agreed to shell out over $5 million to resolve the case.
The settlement must now be approved by a judge.
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