Celebrity chef turned talk show host Mario Batali is in the mood to negotiate. The Croc-wearing (orange, ugh) restaurateur has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by approximately 1,100 employees.

The Mario Batali lawsuit accuses the Italian cook of illegally confiscating employee tips. The money was supposed to go to “wine research” and to replace broken glasses.

It just went into Batali’s pockets…

Read more at: http://blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_justice/2012/03/mario-batali-settles-wage-lawsuit-for-525m.html

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