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Northern Gentlemen’s Club Exotic Dancers Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Ferny Properties, LLC operates the Northern Gentlemen’s Club, which has now entered into a settlement with its exotic dancers or entertainers. The complaint for the class action against the club alleged that it misclassified the dancers as non-employees, that it did not pay them minimum wages or other compensation required under the laws of North Dakota, and that it confiscated tips.

Docket Number:

3:18-cv-00190

Company: Ferny Properties, LLC

Filing Deadline: July 26, 2021

Class Period: September 19, 2015 to April 5, 2021

Objection Deadline: July 26, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: July 26, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: September 27, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof. Presumably, company records will be used for verification. If you want to be eligible for benefits from both distribution funds, however, you must submit a cash election form.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an entertainer who performed at the Northern Gentlemen’s Club between September 19, 2015 and April 5, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The settlement provides for an Equal Distribution Fund (a third of the Cash Pool) and a Proportional Distribution Fund (two-thirds of the Cash Pool). To be eligible for both, you must submit a cash election form. If you do not, you will receive payment only from the Equal Distribution Fund, and none from the Proportional Distribution Fund. As part of the settlement, the company has also agreed to certain rules and rates connected to the dancers’ performances.

Total Settlement Amount: $200,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$6,000 in total

Law Firm:
Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kilpela

Claim Form: Northern Gentlemen’s Club Exotic Dancers Settlement Claim/Cash Election Form

Case Name: Tompkins et al. v. Ferny Properties, LLC et. al.

Settlement Website: Northern Gentlemen’s Club Exotic Dancers Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Analytics Consulting, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

ND FLSA Settlement
P.O. Box 2002
Chanhassen MN 55317-2002
1-855-716-1621
info@NorthernGentlemanDancerFLSAsettlement.com

Tags: Employment Violations, Minimum Wage Violations, Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, Unpaid Tips