Some nightmares, it seems, are never ending.
The Gods must surely be angry at New York Indian restaurant chain Baluchi’s and its owner Rakesh Aggarwal.
For Chapter 2 of Rakesh Aggarwal’s nightmare has just begun.
Chapter 1 of Baluchi’s and Aggarwal’s nightmare started in November 2008 when some of his former and current employees sued Rakesh and his Baluchi’s Indian restaurants alleging unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime wages, misappropriated tips, unauthorized deductions from their wages and unpaid spread-of-hour wages among other things. Rakesh Aggarwal and Baluchi’s denied any liability and wrongdoing but settled the case for close to a million dollars last year to avoid the continued expenses, burdens and uncertainties of litigation.
In Chapter 2 of Aggarwal’s nightmare, his lawyer Thompson Wigdor & Gilly from the earlier case has sued him and Baluchi’s restaurants alleging unpaid legal bills of $296,595.23.
Thompson Wigdor & Gilly filed the case on December 30, 2010 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in New York City.
We’ll keep you posted on further developments in Rakesh Aggarwal’s and his restaurant chain Baluchi’s legal travails.
Baluchi’s is one of the largest Indian restaurant chains in New York City with several locations in Manhattan.
By the way, we went to one of the Baluchi’s restaurants (the W.56th St branch) a few months back and found the food trashy, service disgusting and tipping practices disgraceful.