Jay-Z Sues Former Private Chef for $1.5 Million

By: / August 21, 2012

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Jay-Z has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against his former private chef, Mike Shand, after Shand allegedly “failed to perform on significant aspects” of a deal to improve the menu at Jay-Z’s famous 40/40 Club in New York.

In the suit, the Grammy-winning rapper and his partner, Juan Perez, claim that Shand’s lack of action cost the club “profits, loss of good will [and] alienation of clientele” promised in its $10 million reopening earlier this year.

“The club has not been able to adequately replace the items and services defendant was paid to provide,” the filing added (via The NY Post).

 

Vik Pawar, a lawyer for Shand, responded to the suit in a statement to the Post, saying, “Mike’s a great chef, and it is unclear why 40/40 would contemplate a lawsuit against him. Nevertheless, we will respond accordingly when he gets served with the complaint.”
The 40/40 Club, an upscale sports bar, first opened in New York City, in 2003. Subsequent locations have opened in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

 

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