Class Certified In Coyote Ugly Tip Pooling Suit

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 9:50 PM EST) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Monday granted conditional class certification in a suit claiming that nightlife chain Coyote Ugly Saloon Development Corp. forces bartenders to share tips with bouncers in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Granting an expedited motion lodged by named plaintiff Misty Blu Stewart because of the FLSA's statute of limitations, U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger conditionally certified a class of current and former employees who worked as bartenders, bar backs or waitresses at any company-owned Coyote Ugly saloon within the...
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