Week Adjourned: 8.21.10

Top Class Actions

No Sweet Deal for Suite Attendants in Georgia. A class action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf people who worked as Suite Attendants at Philips Arena, The Georgia Dome, and/or the Atlanta Motor Speedway (collectively the “Venues”) from January 1, 2006 to the present.

The suit is filed against Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership d/b/a Atlanta Sports Catering, and Compass Group North America d/b/a Levy Restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia.

And the allegations? The defendant’s wrongful failure to pay the suite attendants service charges—the 20% service charge they automatically add to each bill for food and beverages purchased by suite owners and patrons at the hundreds of events held each year from 2006 to present at these venues. So, if you were expecting to get your tips while working as a ‘suite employee’ at any of these places, and didn’t—you’re not alone. Sadly. But—you know the old saying—there’s strength in numbers…you just want them on your side. 

Top Settlements

To the Aid of Medicaid Recipients. Money finally started to flow this week from two settlements that will have reaching effects in the way Medicaid is administered, apparently.

The two cases are Janigian v. District of Columbia (in the District) and E. Smith, et al. v. John Continue reading “Week Adjourned: 8.21.10”