Judge finds that Epicurean worker has right to seek compensation in civil case

The long-standing criminal case against Epicurean owner Chang Wook Chon reached a conclusion on April 29 during a hearing in which District Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the U.S. Attorney’s Office decided that plaintiff Marvin Hercules should have the opportunity to prove that he is entitled to the money owed to him from a separate […]

Epicurean sued for failure to pay workers’ overtime wages

Epicurean and Company is being sued for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and DC Minimum Wage Act. The lawsuit was filed on July 30 by three plaintiffs who worked overtime on several occasions without adequate compensation. Both branches of Epicurean, Vigor Restaurant and RC CT Avenue Restaurant located at 1225 19th Street NW, as […]

Taylor Price settles disability discrimination lawsuit against Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown

Looks like Mr. Smith’s might keep its reputation as “the friendliest saloon in town.” According to a document filed last Tuesday in D.C. District Court, Georgetown student Taylor Price (MSB ’10) withdrew his discrimination lawsuit against the restaurant, seemingly because Mr. Smith’s made a donation to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. “In the end, […]

Georgetown student suing Mr. Smith’s for discrimination

Georgetown student Taylor Price is suing M Street bar Mr. Smith’s for discrimination, according to ABC 7 News. Price, who has been in a wheelchair for five years after a swimming accident, claims he was discriminated against when he was at the bar with some friends on January 23, 2009. According to ABC 7 News: […]

Georgetown appealing Clarke County’s rejection of proposed Contemplative Center

Last time we checked in on Georgetown’s proposed Contemplative Center, it had just gotten the kibosh from the Clarke County Board of Supervisors. Turns out the University’s not too happy about that decision—they’ve filed a civil complaint with the Clarke County Circuit Court alleging that the Board’s decision was “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable” and asking […]

Georgetown student victim of alleged police cover-up

A still from the police car’s dashboard camera Georgetown student Alexandra Torrens-Vilas is suing police in Hollywood, Fla. after they allegedly faked a police report about an accident involving her and a police officer, according to the Associated Press. When she pulled over to the side of the road while driving home from a party […]

Georgetown sues former employees over CIA-funded biosurveillance project

Georgetown filed a lawsuit yesterday in D.C. District Court against Dr. James M. Wilson and Mark G. Polyak over rights to a biosurveillance system that they developed with funding from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense while working at the University. Wilson and Polyak left Georgetown in March and April of 2008, […]