Santa Cruz

September 1, 2010

Brookdale Inn and Spa owner pays $17,000 for dead fish but is slapped with lawsuit from employees

Acknowledgement to Ironshore Environmental

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Calif.

Apr. 17–SANTA CRUZ — The owner of the Brookdale Inn and Spa will pay nearly $17,000 after one of his employees poured chemicals into a storm drain in 2008, killing about 50 endangered steelhead trout as they swam through Clear Creek in the lodge’s famous dining room.

But new problems continue to pop up at the beleaguered inn, as Santa Cruz attorney Jonathan Gettleman on Wednesday served Kakkar with yet another lawsuit. This one alleged a host of unfair work practices on behalf of eight former employees.…