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Exotic Dancers Continue to Rake in Class Action Dollar Bills

In our continuing coverage of exotic dancer performances on the class action stage, another group of dancers from California recently won approval of a multi-million dollar settlement in a wage and hour class action suit. A California federal district court judge approved a nearly $13 million settlement for a class of dancers who had worked … Continue Reading

California District Court Denies Certification of Putative Class of Independent Contractor Strippers

COURT:  EXOTIC PERFORMER MUST DANCE THE DANCE TO LEAD A CLASS ACTION An exotic dancer’s effort to certify a class of dancers in a minimum wage suit against an adult night club in California hit a bump and ground to a temporary halt in early October after a federal court determined she could not serve … Continue Reading

Resort Industry Finds No Refuge From Liability for Misclassification of Salespersons

In White­head v. Va­ca­tion Char­ters, Ltd., a class ac­tion judg­ment in ex­cess of $2.2 mil­lion was en­tered against the owner/op­er­a­tor of a Poconos time­share re­sort for mis­clas­si­fy­ing sales em­ploy­ees as in­de­pen­dent con­trac­tors dur­ing a three-year pe­riod. The Court of Com­mon Pleas of Philadel­phia County held that Va­ca­tion Char­ters and its own­ers were jointly and sev­er­ally li­able for … Continue Reading

$10 Million Settlement for Exotic Dancers a Not-So-Exotic Outcome in Wage Class Actions

If you think wage and hour class actions aren’t very sexy, you’re wrong. A class of exotic dancers in California and other states have received preliminary court approval of a $10 million settlement of their class action suit in which they claimed that their adult nightclub employers misclassified them as independent contractors.  Trauth v. Spearmint … Continue Reading

Two and a Half Men … And Then Some

Although you could ascribe a number of interesting characteristics to actor Charlie Sheen these days, “selfish” isn’t one of them, at least if you believe some of his now famous complaint.  In the lawsuit the former “Two and a Half Men” sitcom star filed March 10 against the show’s producers and WB Studio Enterprises, Inc., … Continue Reading