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$450K Settlement Reached in Elite Model Agency Unpaid Intern Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

New York, NY: A $450,000 settlement has been approved in an unpaid intern class action lawsuit pending against Elite Model Management. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Dajia Davenport, who interned at the agency in the summer of 2010. It states that Elite "deliberately misclassifies its interns as exempt from wage requirements,"despite the fact that they work over 40 hours per week.

Filed in February, the lawsuit sought a minimum of $50 million in unpaid wages, overtime pay, liquidated damages, interest and attorneys' fees for unpaid interns who worked for Elite between February, 2007, and the date of a final judgment.

The terms of the settlement will guarantee participating the over 100 interns who make up the "Class"a minimum payment of $700, and as much as $1,750. It is reportedly the largest of an unpaid intern class action lawsuit settlement so far.

A final settlement hearing is scheduled for May 1, 2014.

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Published on Jan-16-14


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