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Marriott Florida Restaurants Mandatory Gratuity Class Action

Under what circumstances can bars and restaurants charge a mandatory tip or gratuity? The complaint for this class action alleges that, under Florida law, proper notice must be provided. Although a number of defendants are named in this case—including Marriott International, Inc., HHLP Miami Beach Associates, LLC, and others—all of them have a connection to  Read more

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NYC Applebee’s Surcharge Class Action Lawsuit

This class action lawsuit claims that two Applebee’s locations in New York City illegally charge surcharges for food from the restaurant instead of allowing customers to choose how much they wish to tip.  Read more

UberTAXI Gratuity Charge Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that from April 20, 2012 to March 25, 2013, Uber represented to users of Uber’s application that a “gratuity” would be automatically added at a set percentage of the metered fare. Plaintiff alleged that this representation was misleading because Plaintiff claims Uber retained a portion (typically 40%) of what was  Read more