Court orders Charlie Palmer Group to begin production of documents

May 23, 2019 – San Francisco Superior Court judge Mary E. Wiss today ordered The Charlie Palmer Group to begin producing emails and other internal communications relating to the operation and management of San Francisco’s Burritt Room + Tavern.  The firm sued celebrity chef and restauranteur Charlie Palmer, his wholly-owned and controlled entities, and several others on behalf of seven former employees of the Burritt Room who say they were the victims of rampant wage theft and fraud in the restaurant which operated in the Mystic Hotel in San Francisco until early 2018.  Mr. Palmer and his entities sought to block production of those documents as too “burdensome” and “irrelevant” to the parties’ dispute.  Judge Wiss rejected those arguments, established a clear timeline for these defendants to comply with the court’s order and set a June 12th hearing to review the status of their document production. The firm’s pending class certification motion is expected to be heard by Judge Wiss soon.