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.
MORE: Star Secrets
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.
From Britney Spears’ body to her love life, get all the buzz on Replay hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
Sienna Miller, Miranda Lambert, and Eva Longoria all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Britney Spears, Beyonce and more stars share their summer love on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Chrissy Teigen shows off her hidden talent for magic tricks while hubby John Legend plays with his new selfie stick on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Check out some of Alessandra's hottest vacation photos from the summer.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTBaby Love
From Crowd Ignite