Renaissance Westchester – Supplemental Notice

SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLICATION NOTICE
OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK – WESTCHESTER COUNTY INDEX NO. 51015/2016

VELASQUEZ v. SUNSTONE RED OAK LLC
d/b/a RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL

TO:       All individuals who performed work as servers, attendants, bussers, bartenders, food runners, captains, or in related service positions at Defendants’ catered and banquet events from January 2010 to the present (“the Relevant Period”), including those at the facility commonly known as the Renaissance Westchester Hotel.

This Notice relates to a class action litigation that is currently pending before Hon. Sam D. Walker, J.S.C. and advancing towards trial.  Publication has been authorized by a New York State court.  It contains important information as to your rights including electing to not to be included in the class.  

Marianella Velasquez (“Plaintiff”) filed a lawsuit in 2016 alleging claims for unpaid gratuities against SUNSTONE RED OAK, LLC d/b/a RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL, SUNSTONE RED OAK LESSEE, INC., SUNSTONE HOTEL TRS LESSEE, INC., HIGHGATE HOTELS, L.P., JOHN V. ARABIA; PAUL WOMBLE; RICKEY WHITWORTH; BRYAN A. GIGLIA; ROBERT SPRINGER; and any other related entities, (“Defendants” or “Renaissance Westchester”). Defendants deny any wrongdoing and maintain that all workers were compensated in accordance with the law. The Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong or who would prevail at trial.

You are receiving this Notice to advise you of your rights and the current status of the lawsuit, including that the this case is currently being scheduled for trial before Judge Ecker with a date to be set in the immediate future – likely during 2021. You have the right to appear if you wish.

To find out more about your rights and the status of the lawsuit visit https://www.lmblaw.com/renaissancewestchester

If you performed work at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison as a server, attendant, busser, bartender, runner, or in any other related service position for catered and banquet events at any time from January 2010 to the present you are a member of the Class, and do not need to do anything to join this lawsuit.

The law firm of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, New York 11514 has been designated as legal counsel to represent you and the other Class Members. These lawyers are called Class Counsel. If you have any questions about this lawsuit, or would like further information about this notice, you can contact Class Counsel Michael Tompkins, Esq. of Leeds Brown Law, P.C. at (516) 873-9550 or mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com.

This lawsuit is about alleged charges that were paid by catering customers for Defendants’ catered events dating back to 2010. Plaintiffs assert that those charges are gratuities under Labor Law § 196-d and are owed to the service employees that worked those events.

 


NOTIFICACIÓN DE PUBLICACIÓN COMPLEMENTARIA DE JUICIO DE ACCIÓN DE CLASE

CORTE SUPREMA DEL ESTADO DE NUEVA YORK – CONDADO DE WESTCHESTER

ÍNDICE N.º 51015/2016

VELASQUEZ v. SUNSTONE RED OAK LLC
que opera comercialmente como RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL

PARA:       Todas las personas que desempeñan trabajo como camareros, asistentes, ayudantes de camareros, cantineros, mensajeros, capitanes o puestos de servicio relacionados en los eventos de comidas y banquetes de los Demandados desde enero del 2010 al presente (el “Período Relevante”), incluso aquellos en la instalación comúnmente conocida como Renaissance Westchester Hotel.

Esta Notificación se relaciona con un litigio de acción de clase que tramita actualmente ante el Hon. Sam D. Walker, J.S.C. y que avanza a un juicio.  La publicación ha sido autorizada por una corte del estado de Nueva York.  Contiene información importante sobre sus derechos, incluso su elección a no ser incluido en la clase.  

Marianella Velasquez (“Demandante”) presentó un juicio en 2016 argumentando reclamos por propinas impagas contra SUNSTONE RED OAK, LLC que opera comercialmente como RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL, SUNSTONE RED OAK LESSEE, INC., SUNSTONE HOTEL TRS LESSEE, INC., HIGHGATE HOTELS, L.P., JOHN V. ARABIA; PAUL R. WOMBLE; RICKEY WHITWORTH; BRYAN A. GIGLIA; ROBERT SPRINGER; y otras entidades relacionadas, (“Demandados” o “Renaissance Westchester”).  Los Demandados niegan todo hecho ilícito y sostienen que todos los trabajadores fueron compensados conforme a la ley.  La Corte aún no ha decidido quién tiene razón y quién no, o quién ganará el juicio.

Recibe esta Notificación para informarle sus derechos y la condición del juicio, lo que incluye que el juicio para este caso actualmente está programado para realizarse ante el Juez Walker con una fecha a fijar próximamente, posiblemente durante 2021. Usted tiene derecho a comparecer si lo desea.

Para más información sobre sus derechos y el estado del juicio, visite https://www.lmblaw.com/renaissancewestchester

Si desempeñó algún trabajo en Renaissance Westchester Hotel en West Harrison como camarero, asistente, ayudante de camarero, cantinero, mensajero o cualquier otro puesto de servicio en eventos de comidas y banquetes en cualquier momento entre enero del 2010 y el presente es un miembro de la Clase, y no necesita hacer nada para participar en este juicio.

El estudio jurídico Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, Nueva York 11514, ha sido nombrado como abogado legal para que lo represente a usted y a otros Miembros de la Clase. Estos abogados se denominan Abogados de la Clase. Si tiene preguntas sobre este juicio, o si desea más información sobre esta notificación, puede contactar al Abogado de la Clase Michael Tompkins, Esq. de Leeds Brown Law, P.C. al (516) 873-9550 o en mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com.

El juicio trata sobre supuestos cargos que los clientes de las comidas pagaron en los eventos de comidas de los Demandados desde el 2010. Los Demandantes afirman que esos cargos son propinas conforme al artículo 196-d de la Ley Laboral y que se deben a los empleados de servicios que trabajaron en esos eventos.

 


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