- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - A federal court has approved a $2.3 million settlement involving nearly 200 women who argued a strip club violated federal labor laws by not adequately paying them to dance.

The settlement filed Wednesday ends a three-year battle involving the Dallas club Jaguars and other parties.

The women claimed that they were employees often working more than 40 hours a week and deserved minimum wage and overtime pay. Club owners argued the women were part-timers not bound by labor laws.

The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1wPdJv8 ) that Jaguars in court filings had argued the women were never required to work full-time or overtime hours.

Both sides reached an agreement earlier this year but this week’s filing includes a ruling that plaintiffs’ attorneys are entitled to about 33 percent of the settlement.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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