Lawyers for Gristedes supermarket workers who sued billionaire boss John Catsimatidis for unpaid overtime slammed him over a late payment Tuesday.
But the failed Republican mayoral candidate called the spat a non-issue that was quickly resolved.
The workers’ lawyers said Catsimatidis agreed on Sept. 19 to cough up $645,000 in additional legal fees in the case.
The cash was due Monday, but The Cat Man ” failed to pony up, lawyer Justin Swartz said in a letter Tuesday to Manhattan Federal Judge Andrew Peck.
Your Honor ordered defendants to pay $645,000 to class counsel on or before yesterday, ” Swartz wrote. We write to inform the court that defendants are in contempt. ”
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Catsimatidis plans to appeal an aspect of the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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