ALBANY, NY – The Schenectady-based food truck called the Wandering Dago — attacked for its (so-called) controversial monicker, beloved for its paninis, tater tots and milkshakes — has served up a second lawsuit against New York state.
The new suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Albany, claims that Wandering Dago co-owner Andrea Loguidice was fired by the Department of Environmental Conservation on trumped-up charges a month after a superior warned her against taking a more active role in the business, and reminded her that Gov.Andrew Cuomo had denounced its name.
In late August 2013, Loguidice and her partner Brendan Snooks filed suit against the Office of General Services and the New York Racing Association, claiming that the truck had been rejected by OGS’s summer lunch program on the Empire State Plaza and banished from the Saratoga Race Course on the first day of the 2013 meet due to state officials’ objections to its name. That lawsuit, which is in discovery, is moving forward.
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