Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2019, 5:23 PM

Exotic Dancers’ $6.5 Million Classification Class Pact Affirmed

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper

A $6.5 million class action settlement over worker classification of exotic dancers at Déjà Vu dance clubs survived appeal June 3.

Four dancers challenged the deal, arguing the settlement undercompensated the class because they could have won up to $141 million if the case had gone to trial.

But the lower court properly decided that the benefits of the settlement agreement outweigh the value of the dancers’ claims, Judge R. Guy Cole Jr. wrote for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The settlement covers a class of over 28,000 dancers at clubs nationwide. They alleged the clubs ...