Posted August 21, 2012, 4:37 pm
by Andy Scott
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).
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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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