Exotic Dancers, Clubs Reach $10M Deal In Wage Suit

Law360, New York (April 5, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge gave preliminary approval Monday to a $10 million class action settlement in a minimum wage suit alleging nightclub operators misclassified exotic dancers as independent contractors.

Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a minute order conferring preliminary approval on the deal and scheduling a final fairness hearing for Aug. 1.

Class members will be paid on a claims-made basis under the proposed $10 million settlement, following the deduction of attorneys' fees and costs...
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