Bar Veloce Suing Employee Over EV Flyer Smear Campaign

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

A note to disgruntled restaurant employees: Taking out a telephone-pole flyer smear campaign may not be such a hot idea. You’ll recall that one party did just that in the East Village recently, attacking Bar Veloce, and now Veloce is fighting back — with a lawsuit. Inveterate wage-violation opponent Maimon Kirschenbaum sent over his latest suit, and this time, Bar Veloce is suing one Andrew Preston for defamation. Uh-oh. It seems Preston and two others had brought suit against Veloce last spring for wage violations, and then he decided to undertake the flyer tactic. If Preston ends up paying, we can think of at least one person who will be pretty happy. [Earlier]