Adult Clubs and California Labor Laws Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves two class actions against SFBSC Management, LLC, Déjà vu Services, Inc., Harry Mohney, and various adult clubs and other entities. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated various California labor laws, including failing to pay minimum wages and overtime wages and failing to provide itemized wage statements, among other things.

Docket Number:

3:14-cv-03616-LB and 19-cv-03960-LB

Company: Deja Vu Services, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: August 8, 2010 to November 16, 2018

Objection Deadline: October 17, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: October 17, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: November 17, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you are a person who, during the class periods, performed as exotic dancers at one or more of the clubs under a Dancer Contract, but not as a “headliner” or “feature” performer, unless the person was otherwise a party to a Dancer Contract with a club. A Dancer Contract is a contract entered into between a class member and a club which allows the class member to make personal dance sales for remuneration on the club premises. The class periods are August 8, 2010 to November 16, 2018 for entertainers performing at one of the “San Francisco Clubs” and February 8, 2017 to November 16, 2018 for entertainers performing at one of the “Greater California Clubs.”

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) Pro-rata payment from the net cash pool and dance fee pool, based on Form 1099 payments and calculated according to a plan of allocation. The cash pool will be funded over two years, so there may be more than one payment. (2) Changes to business practices: The nightclubs have agreed to treat all entertainers performing for them in the future as employees, subject to Enhanced Terms of Employment, through at least the one-year anniversary of the final approval date of the settlement. (3) Those who submit a Dance Fee Payment Election Form will waive their right to obtain a cash payment and will instead be entitled to receive Dance Fee Payments from one of the clubs. See the Settlement Agreement for more information.

Total Settlement Amount: $6,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$35,000 total

Law Firms:
Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni & Rivers, PC
Sommers Schwartz PC
Tidrick Law Firm, LLP, The

Claim Form: Dance Fee Payment Election Form

Case Name: Roe et al., v SFBSC Management, LLC, et al. and Jane Roes 1 and 2, et al. v Déjà vu Services, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: SFBSC/Deja Vu Services Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

SFBSC/Deja Vu Services Settlement
P.O. Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Pay All Wages Due, Failure to Provide Accurate and/or Itemized Wage Statements, Unpaid Overtime