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Mitchell Benjamin, Delong Caldwell Bridgers Fitzpatrick & Benjamin LLC, Atlanta (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Mitchell Benjamin of Delong Caldwell Bridgers Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, Atlanta (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

Swinging Richards, Atlanta’s self-described “favorite gay male strip club,” has been ordered to swing more than $800,000 in the direction of five of its dancers and their lawyers after a federal jury found the club’s practice of making them work for tips only and to pay other club staffers was a willful violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The judgment, entered May 31 after a trial earlier in the month, comes after a similar suit ended last year with the club and its owner, C.B. Jones II, paying more than $1.3 million to settle FLSA claims filed by 37 dancers.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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