A former owner of a Marriott hotel has sued its parent company, Marriott International Inc., claiming the company conspired with labor organizations to control which of the hotels unionized.
New York-based Madison 92nd Street Associates said in its suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, that as a result of the conspiracy, the employees of its hotel unionized. That led to financial difficulties for the hotel, which was located on 92nd Street in Manhattan. It ultimately filed bankruptcy and, after five years in business, closed in 2011. The suit seeks at least $400 million in damages.