An American multinational hospitality company was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday evening in federal court in Miami.

And the multimillion-dollar suit against Hyatt Corp. and its subsidiaries, HT-Miami Beach and The Confidante Miami Beach, is part of a larger trend of hotels facing litigation over gratuity or service charges that allegedly violate deceptive trade practice statutes, after a recent Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal ruling.

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