Prominent LA restaurants battle price-fixing lawsuit

Prominent LA restaurants battle price-fixing lawsuit

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A group of Los Angeles restaurant operators are battling price-fixing charges after instituting a 3-percent surcharge to help cover employee healthcare costs.

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 the area's hottest restaurants, including Animal, AOC, The Hungry Cat, Lucques, Melisse, Rustic Canyon, Son of a Gun and Trois Me

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