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Bonanni Deja Vu Case Receives Top Class Actions Coverage

Parties have reached a settlement resolving wage and hour claims against Déjà Vu nightclubs.  Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Megan Bonanni was co-counsel for this Class Action with Jason Thompson and Jesse Young of Sommers Schwartz. Two plaintiffs, identified in court documents as Jane Does 1 and 2, claimed that nightclubs affiliated with defendant Déjà Vu Services Inc. improperly misclassified them and other performers as non-employees, in violation of applicable federal and state labor laws. Because of the alleged misclassification, Déjà Vu neglected to pay the performers minimum wage, the plaintiffs claim. The plaintiffs also allege that Déjà Vu illegally confiscated performers’ tip money. Déjà Vu operates several chains of nightclubs across the country. Affiliated clubs implicated in the Déjà Vu class action settlement include those under the names Showgirls, Legends, Barely Legal, Little Darlings, Dream Girls, Adult Superstore, Jolar Cinema, Club Rouge, Fantasy Unlimited, Sam’s After Dark, and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, as well as Déjà Vu itself. Déjà Vu continues to deny the plaintiffs allegations. The settlement does not require Déjà Vu to admit any liability, and no such determination has been made by the court. Under terms of the Déjà Vu class action settlement, Class Members can receive their choice of either a cash payment or a credit for facility costs related to future performances. The credit option is intended to cover rental costs or dance fees that Class Members must pay to perform. You can read the entire story here. 

Legal News Covers Robin Wagner's Arrival at PMP&R

From the Legal News Robin Wagner has joined Royal Oak, Mich. law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. The announcement was made by firm co-founding partner Cary McGehee. “We’re pleased to announce that Robin has joined our law firm,” said...

Robin Wagner Joins PMP&R as Associate

The firm is pleased to announce that Robin Wagner has joined our firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. And prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin...

Morris Dees Honored as Champion of Justice by MCHR

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner held at Marygrove College in Detroit. Cary McGehee, firm co-founder and longtime MCHR Chair,...

Renowned Attorney Morris Dees Honored by MCHR

Cary McGehee presents Champion of Justice Award to Morris Dees at MCHR annual dinner.[/caption] The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner...

Channing Robinson-Holmes Joins Firm as Attorney

Channing Robinson began working as a law clerk at the firm in October 2015 while she was still in law school. Since that time, she has devoted innumerable hours to the firm’s class actions against Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, as...

UIA Fraud Class-Action Continues to Gain Steam

In September 2015, firm attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The complaint alleges that the automated system used for adjudicating unemployment insurance fraud, falsely accused as...

PMP&R Host Flint Water Community Information Meeting

On April 24, 2017, the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team held an informational meeting for the Flint community at Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Flint. Throughout the night, Flint residents and other attendees spoke with...