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Lou Turk's Gentleman's Club

This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for Exotic Dancers who worked at the Lou Turk’s Gentleman’s Club located in Essington, Pennsylvania. The dancers allege that Lou Turk’s violated state law by classifying them as independent contractors, failing to pay them minimum wages and making improper deductions to their compensation.

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Case Updates

Mar 16, 2016

Today, our firm, along with co-counsel Outten & Golden, LLP started a class action lawsuit by filing a Complaint against Defendants 500 Jansen, Inc. (d/b/a “Lou Turk’s”), The Saddic Family Limited Partnership, and Christopher L. Saddic (collectively “Defendants”) in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The Defendants operate an adult entertainment club called “Lou Turk’s” located at 500 Powhattan Avenue in Essington, Pennsylvania. The Complaint alleges that the Defendants violated the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law by classifying its exotic dancers as "independent contractors" and then failing to pay them minimum wages of $7.25 for each hour worked as well as making improper deductions to their compensation through various fees and fines. You can access a copy of the Complaint below. If you would like additional information about the lawsuit and whether you are covered or potentially eligible to join, feel free to call our office at (215) 884-2491.

Apr 19, 2016

Today Defendants filed Preliminary Objections to the Complaint asking that this case be transferred from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. A copy of the Defendants’ Preliminary Objections are available below.

May 9, 2016

Today we filed our opposition to the Defendants Preliminary Objections seeking to transfer this case from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. A copy of our opposition can be accessed below.

May 10, 2016

Today Judge Gary Glazer of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an order scheduling an initial conference with the Court to establish deadlines for this case. A copy of the Court’s order is below.

May 12, 2016

Today Judge Gary Glazer of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ordered that the parties conduct discovery for the next 60 days concerning Defendants’ Preliminary Objections seeking to transfer this case to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. A copy of the Court’s order can be accessed below.

Sep 15, 2016

Today we filed our supplemental brief in further opposition to Defendants’ Preliminary Objections seeking to transfer this case to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. This brief is based on the discovery that was conducted during the past two months. A copy of our supplemental brief is available below.

Oct 18, 2016

Today Judge Gary Glazer of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas held oral arguments concerning Defendants’ Preliminary Objections seeking to transfer this case to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. At the conclusion of the oral arguments, Judge Glazer granted the request and the case will now be transferred to Delaware County. A copy of the Court’s order is available below.

Dec 19, 2016

Today Defendants filed a second set of Preliminary Objections seeking to dismiss the Complaint in its entirety arguing that Defendants are not “employers” of exotic dancers at the Lou Turk’s club. A copy of Defendants’ newest set of Preliminary Objections can be accessed below.

Jan 9, 2017

Today, we, along with new co-counsel Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., filed an Amended Complaint with the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. The Amended Complaint continues to assert claims surrounding Defendants’ compensation of exotic dancers at their Lou Turk’s club, but eliminated The Saddic Family Limited Partnership as a Defendant. A copy of the Amended Complaint is available below.

Jan 30, 2017

Today, the Defendants filed an Answer to the Complaint. In the Answer, Defendants deny violating the law and asserts that its pay practices are legal. You can access the Answer below.

Mar 20, 2017

Today we filed a motion with the Court seeking to certify the following class: All individuals who, during any time since March 16, 2013, worked as Dancers at Defendants’ “Lou Turk’s” adult entertainment club located at 500 Powhattan Avenue in Essington, Pennsylvania.” If granted, this motion will allow this case to proceed as a group rather than just on behalf of the named plaintiff.

Apr 27, 2017

Today we are pleased to announce that the Honorable Charles B. Burr, II of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas entered an order granting our motion for class certification. Judge Burr also entered an order denying the Defendants’ request that this case be compelled to arbitration. Copies of both of these orders are available below. Notice will be mailed to members of the certified class in the coming weeks.

May 11, 2017

Today we filed a motion with the Court asking it to approve the language of the notice that will be sent to the certified class. A copy of this motion is provided below.

Jun 5, 2017

Today we are pleased to announce that the Honorable Charles B. Burr, II of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas entered an order approving the language of the notice that will be mailed out to the certified class. He also set a deadline for later this month in which lawyers for Lou Turk’s will have to provide mailing information for those individuals covered by the class. A copy of today’s order is available below.

Jun 16, 2017

Today lawyers for Lou Turk’s filed two motions with the Court. The first motion asks the Court to decertify the class that was certified by Judge Burr in late April. The second motion seeks a stay of the case and the mailing of the notice to the certified class until the decertification motion is ruled upon. Copies of these filings are available below. We intend to file oppositions to both of these motions.

Jul 6, 2017

Today we filed oppositions to Lou Turk’s motions to decertify the class and for an emergency stay. Copies of these filings can be accessed below.

Jul 7, 2017

Today we are pleased to announce that the Honorable Charles B. Burr, II of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas entered two orders denying the Defendant’s motion to decertify the class and to stay the proceedings. Copies of these orders are available below.

Oct 6, 2017

Today a Court approved notice was mailed to members of the certified class describing the lawsuit and its status. A copy of this notice is available below.

May 18, 2018

Today we filed a motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement in the case. If the Court grants this motion, a notice will be mailed out informing class members of the terms of the settlement and providing the date and location of the final approval hearing.

Jun 1, 2018

Today we are pleased to announce that Judge Burr granted our motion for preliminary approval of the settlement. A final approval hearing has been scheduled for October 4, 2018 in Media, Pennsylvania. A copy of the Court's order is available below.

Aug 10, 2018

Today we filed an affidavit attaching claim forms for the 27 class members who have decided to participate in this lawsuit. The final approval hearing in this matter is scheduled for October 4, 2018 in Media, Pennsylvania.

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