LA restaurateurs face charges of price fixing

LA restaurateurs face charges of price fixing

Lawsuit cites collusion in decision to add 3-percent healthcare surcharge

A group of Los Angeles restaurant operators that have instituted a 3-percent healthcare surcharge were targeted by a lawsuit Tuesday alleging a price-fixing conspiracy.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of plaintiff Margaret Imhoff in Los Angeles County Superior Court, but the attorney is seeking class-action status. Named defendants include the owners of some of Los Angeles’ hottest restaurants, including Animal, AOC, The Hungry Cat, Lucques, Melisse, Rustic Canyon, Son of a Gun

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