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Exotic dancers win lawsuit

October 2nd, 2013

A settlement of $347,000 for unpaid wages has been approved in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of exotic dancers at two Legz Clubs in Martinsburg and Morgantown.

The settlement was approved by U. S. District Court Judge Gina Groh on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Patrice Ruffin brought the case on behalf of herself and others who “danced” at the Legz Clubs in Martinsburg and Morgantown.

Dancers were required to pay ten dollars per shift in order to dance, pay five dollars to ten dollars if they were late for a shift, and from ten dollars to 75 dollars from tips received.

The dancers will share $194,500. Ms. Ruffin will receive an additional $1500 for bring the lawsuit. The lawyers will receive the remainder.

They were represented by Gary Geffert, Gregg Greenberg, and Anna Prakash.