Exotic Dancer's FLSA Suit Tentatively Denied Class Cert.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tentatively denied a stripper’s motion to certify a class of exotic dancers in her lawsuit claiming a strip club violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and state minimum wage laws by failing to pay female talent.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ruled that topless dancer Monet Beauchemin hadn’t met a critical requirement for class certification in her suit against Colton, Calif., club Fantasy Topless — that she was even a member of the class she sought to represent....
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