California Tony Roma’s Gender Discrimination Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that they and other customers of the bar area at WDI’s Tony Roma’s restaurant who purchased drinks from Tony Roma’s Happy Hour menu during the Ladies Night promotions held there for the period from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, were treated unequally by paying different prices for drinks their based on their gender.  The restaurant was formerly located at 24301 Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance, California.

Docket Number:

BC507786

Company: WDI International

Filing Deadline: December 12, 2016

Class Period: April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013

Objection Deadline: December 12, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: December 12, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: February 21, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

Claimants must be able to show that they purchased an item on the promotion's menu. They can also show that they lived or worked within 10 miles and attest that they purchased a drink, but WDI can reject these claims.

Eligibility:

The following two categories of individuals are eligible to be a class member: 

  • All persons, regardless of gender, who purchased a beverage from the happy hour menu at Tony Roma’s in Torrance, California during its Friday “First Drink Is $0.99” Ladies Night promotion from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, and can show proof of purchase; and
  • All persons, regardless of gender, who purchased two beverages from the happy hour menu at Tony Roma’s in Torrance, California during its Monday through Thursday “Buy One Drink and Get the Second Drink for $0.99” Ladies Night promotion from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, and can show proof of purchase.
Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies depending on the number of valid claim forms submitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $370,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$7,500

Law Firms:
Law Offices of Jennifer Duffy
Rava Law Firm

Claim Form: Claim Form

Case Name: Bertram Riddick v. WDI International Inc. d/b/a Tony Roma’s

Settlement Website: BERTRAM RIDDICK v. WDI INTERNATIONAL, INC. d/b/a TONY ROMA’S

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Tony Roma’s Settlement
Claims Administrator
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Civil Rights, Gender Discrimination