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Judge rejects lawyer’s bid for bankrupt pizzerias

A lawyer representing former Upper Crust workers has lost a last-ditch effort to buy four of the company’s pizzerias and block their sale to a private equity firm with ties to the bankrupt chain’s ousted founder.

On behalf of ex-employees who accuse Upper Crust of seizing their wages, Shannon Liss-Riordan submitted a purchase plan late Wednesday to bankruptcy Judge Henry J. Boroff that included an offer to pay $855,000 for leases at the South End, Watertown, Wellesley, and Lexington locations. That’s $200,000 more than the proposed sale price of the four restaurants to UC Acquisition, an affiliate of investment firm Ditmars Ltd., which plans to work with Upper Crust founder Jordan Tobins.

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