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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The former manager of a Bridgeport Holiday Inn is in court accusing his one-time employer of firing him for refusing to raise room rates after last year's Superstorm Sandy.

William McGarry says in a lawsuit filed at state Superior Court in Bridgeport that the hotel's owners ordered him to raise room rates above normal and impose minimum stays.

The Connecticut Post reports  that lawyers for the Trefz Corp., owner of the hotel, would not comment.

On Tuesday, a Superior Court judge denied a request by Trefz Corp. to throw out the case.

The hurricane left thousands along Connecticut's shoreline without power for a week, forcing many people to seek temporary shelter.

The state cited a Stamford hotel in June for trying to require longer than usual stays during the storm.

Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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