Cipriani Hit With Another Lawsuit

Grub Street - New York Magazine
December 22, 2009

Just when Giuseppe Cipriani thought it was safe to show his face again (he’s back in the country after a plea bargain over unpaid taxes), he’s been smacked with a lawsuit by five staffers who claim they weren’t given their share of the service charge that Cipriani levels for private events. The legal teams of Outten & Golden LLP and Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are also accusing Cipriani of time shaving, ” described as erasing time worked from the time records in order to pay workers for fewer hours than they worked. ” Their full release is below. Keep in mind that Cipriani was hit with an overtime suit as recently as August, so this one isn’t much of a shock.