Ex-Madison Square Garden Interns Get $5K In Wage Suit

Law360 (October 16, 2018, 9:17 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge Tuesday signed off on a more than $5,400 settlement for former Madison Square Garden interns claiming they weren't paid the wages they were legally owed and $50,000 in fees for their attorneys.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman said both the settlement for the five ex-interns in the suit and the attorneys' fee request were reasonable, although he called plaintiffs' counsel's more than $200,000 lodestar calculation "inflated."

The suit was initially filed in September 2013 by Christopher Fraticelli, who worked for MSG for about four months beginning in September 2011. The complaint alleged that Fraticelli and other...

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