Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Oklahoma Restaurants


Thursday, August 18th 2011, 12:42 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The next time you buy an alcoholic drink at dinner, you might want to check the receipt. A lawsuit filed in Cleveland County claims hundreds of Oklahoma businesses are breaking a tax law.

The class action lawsuit alleges 40 percent of the restaurants in Oklahoma that have a liquor license are double taxing patrons.

Read the lawsuit filing.

John Truel, the man behind the lawsuit, says he's done more than two years of research and he wants consumers to get their money back.

"We're not trying to put anyone out of business or trying to hurt anyone," said John Truel, liquor lawsuit plaintiff. "We're just saying there is the law. A majority conforms to it and a minority does not and it needs to be resolved."

The lawsuit seeks more than $25 million in damages.