Cats hit up for more

New York Post Rich Calder
August 13, 2013

It’s costing mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis a fortune to not pay his workers overtime.

The supermarket mogul, who was ordered to pony up nearly $3.9 million … , is now being targeted for another $800,000 in legal fees.

The plaintiffs’ lawyers told Judge Paul Crotty yesterday they’re entitled to the extra dough for work defending various appeals the Republican candidate made …

Catsimatidis, who is worth $3 billion, countered with a $375,000 offer.

*                       *                       *

Lawyer Justin Swartz said after court that Catsimatidis only has himself to blame because he let the case drag on for years.

The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in July sided with Crotty, who ruled the mogul was the workers’ actual employer ” and thus responsible for paying a $3.5 million settlement.