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Defendant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Restaurant $1,625,000 2005: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (a chain of fine dining, US steakhouses) on behalf of themselves and all e#206ec1mployees similarly situated. The Complaint alleged failure to pay wages, failure to provide rest periods and meal breaks, violation of the unfair competition law of the California Business and Professional Codes §17200, and failure to provide uniforms and tools.
Defendant Champps Restaurant $275,000 2005: Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against Champps Operating Corporation, Champps Americana Restaurant & Bar and Champps Restaurant and Bar, a single location restaurant, on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated employees. The complaint contained causes of action for failure to pay overtime compensation, unlawful business practices, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide rest periods, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination of employment, failure to pay minimum wages. (violations of Labor Code sections 1194, 226.7, 512, 203 as well as California Business & Professions Code section 17200). After vigorous litigation, Quintilone & Associates was able to resolve the claims for the class.
Miller v. Ruth Chris Steak House. Orange County (“OC”) California Superior Court – Civil Complex Center. This class action asserted claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break case (as well as other related allegations). Class Certification granted and claim resolved in 2006. More than 800 employee class members.
Defendant Red Robin Restaurant $2,000,000 2006: Plaintiff filed a Complaint against Red Robin on behalf of himself and all California restaurant employees of Defendant Red Robin. The Complaint alleged failure to provide meal and rest periods under the California Labor Code §1194, failure to provide itemized wage statements, failure to pay wages upon termination and waiting time penalties under California Labor Code §203, and violation of California’s unfair competition law.