June 13, 2016


Court Rules Swinging Richard's Owner Liable and Club Must Reimburse Exotic Dancers Represented by Nichols Kaster for Fees, Fines, and Tip-Outs Paid to the Club
-- After the Court's second ruling on summary judgment favorable to the plaintiffs, the case will proceed to trial to determine damages, willfulness and liquidated damages --

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 13, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On June 03, 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted our motion in part, and ruled that (1) owner C.B. jones qualifies as an employer and is therefore individually liable to the exotic dancers at Swinging Richards in Atlanta, Georgia, (2) the club is a covered enterprise required to pay minimum wages, and that (3) the club must reimburse the exotic dancers for fines, fees, and tip-outs paid in addition to providing them with $7.25 an hour for each hour they have worked. The court also denied the club's counterclaims against the exotic dancers for breaches of contract and unjust enrichment.

"The Court's order adheres to the sound principal that employers cannot require their employees to pay to work, and when companies violate the law, owners and officers may be on the hook for those violations," remarked Plaintiffs' attorney Rebekah L. Bailey.

Next, the parties will proceed to trial on the question of damages, willfulness, and liquidated damages. Plaintiffs are represented by Paul J. Lukas, and Rebekah L. Bailey from Nichols Kaster, PLLP. The case is styled as Henderson v. 1400 Northside Drive, Inc. d/b/a Swinging Richards, Court File NO. 1:13-CV-03767-TWT.

Nichols Kaster is a nationally recognized plaintiffs firm that focuses on representing employees and consumers whose rights have been violated. The firm was selected as a member of the National Law Journal's Litigation Boutiques Hot List, ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, selected as a top plaintiffs' employment law firm by Law360 and named one the top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers by The National Law Journal and Law.com.

The firm is led by its partners, who are regularly selected by their peers as Super Lawyers, and sit on the boards of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of Employment Lawyers, the ABA Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee and the Council for the Minnesota State Bar Association's Consumer Litigation Section.

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Contact Information:
Rebekah L. Bailey
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Voice: 877-448-0492
Website: http://www.nka.com

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