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Man Claims He Rang Up $135K Strip Club Bill Because He Was Drugged — 4 Different Nights

It’s one thing to have a wild and crazy night where you wake up and think, “Hmm, maybe some things happened last night that I don’t remember,” but to ring up over $100,000 at the same strip club and then claim you were drugged — four nights out of 10? That might be a tougher tale to tell convincingly. [More]

More Strippers Sue Club Owners To Be Treated Like Employees

More Strippers Sue Club Owners To Be Treated Like Employees

While much attention has been paid to the growing movement to improve the wages of fast food and retail workers in the U.S., there have been a number of of lawsuits in the last year involving long-held payment practices at the nation’s gentlemen’s clubs. Dancers at an Atlanta strip club are the latest to sue club owners, alleging that they are being forced to pay the owners for the right to work at the club. [More]

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Winn-Dixie Thinks No One Will Want To Buy Groceries If A Strip Club Opens Next Door

A grocery store could have the freshest produce, tastiest selection of deli meats and aisles fairly bursting with all kinds of items you’d want to buy — but does it matter who’s moved in next door? A Winn-Dixie in Florida thinks so, and is fighting to keep a strip club from opening its doors next to a location used by the store for 30 years. [More]

Rick's International claims that dancers are independent contractors, but a federal judge disagrees.

Judge Says Strippers Are Employees, Merit Minimum Wage

Are dancers at a strip club independent contractors or employees? That’s the question involved in a lawsuit against a popular Manhattan club and in at least one other pending lawsuit against a club in Colorado. [More]

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Sending Sand Through The Mail Probably Not The Best Idea For Strip Club Promo

There are a few beachy items we can think of that would be great to mail as part of a “fun in the sun” type promotion — tiny paper umbrellas, a plastic lei, or heck, even a deflated beach ball. Those items must’ve all seemed like a bit much, which is maybe why a strip club in Baltimore decided instead to get literal and bring the beach to people invited to an annual end-of-summer luau. Only problem is, an envelope full of sand looks a lot like an envelope full of say, anthrax. [More]

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Kansas Supreme Court: Strippers Can Collect Unemployment After They Leave The Pole

You had a job, and now you don’t. Like many people would do, a dancer at a strip club in Topeka filed an unemployment claim back in 2005 after she no longer worked there. But should the club be on the line to pay her unemployment insurance, or is she on her own as an “independent contractor” working for tips? [More]

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Chicago Strip Club Offers Free Lap Dances To Boost Holiday Toy Drive Donations

It’s not Toys for Tots, but the goal is the same: A Chicago strip club is embarking on its third annual toy drive with its unique angle on convincing customers to give this holiday season — you give an unopened toy suitable for a child  and you get a lap dance. It’s a simple premise and it’s likely a very popular scheme with the club’s patrons. Lap dances are usually very expensive, after all. [More]

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Court Rules Lap Dances Aren’t Art; Ruin Plans For My MFA Thesis

In a story we’ve been following with great interest for quite some time, the top court of the state of New York has ruled that lap dances are not a form of performance art and are therefore not exempt from sales taxes. [More]

Judge Requires Strip Club Patrons To Tuck In Shirts, Dancers To Cover Rear-Ends

Judge Requires Strip Club Patrons To Tuck In Shirts, Dancers To Cover Rear-Ends

A Houston-area strip club is set to face trial in December on allegations that all sorts of illicit activities — prostitution, drugs, illegal weapons — were being trafficked within its walls. Yesterday, the judge in the case ruled that the club can remain open, but on some rather strict conditions. [More]

Strip Club Claims Lap Dances Are Just As Arty As Other Dances & Should Be Tax Exempt

Strip Club Claims Lap Dances Are Just As Arty As Other Dances & Should Be Tax Exempt

Is there a difference between bumping and grinding to the beat while sort of sitting on someone’s lap, and creating art through dance? One strip club in New York doesn’t think so, and as such, wants to be exempt from state taxes just like any other artistic venue. The club is on the line for $124,000 in unpaid taxes and is heading off to the Court of Appeals to face the state tax department with lap dances at the center of the fight. [More]

Man Sues Strip Club Over Mysterious $50,000 Credit Card Bill

Man Sues Strip Club Over Mysterious $50,000 Credit Card Bill

Strip clubs can be an alternate dimension where money vanishes at a faster rate than it does in the outside world. Or so we’ve been told… Ahem… Regardless, a man in Florida says there is no way he spent $50,000 on lap dances and warm cans of beer, and he’s willing to go to court to prove it. [More]

Houston Passes $5/Person Strip Club Fee

Houston Passes $5/Person Strip Club Fee

Life is about to get slightly more expensive for strip club patrons in Houston. The city council in the Texas town have voted 14-1 to pass a $5-per-customer fee on strip clubs. [More]

Little League Decides It Doesn't Want Strip Club Money After All

Little League Decides It Doesn't Want Strip Club Money After All

Remember yesterday’s heartwarming story about the troubled California Little League teams that got a financial boost via a semi-anonymous $1,200 donation from a local strip club? Well, no sooner did we post the story then the league decided it didn’t to fund its baseball games with lap dance loot. [More]

Strip Club Comes To The Rescue Of Cash-Strapped Little Leaguers

Strip Club Comes To The Rescue Of Cash-Strapped Little Leaguers

It looked like there might have been a lot of pint-sized sluggers who wouldn’t get to play baseball in Lennox, CA, because the local Little League was hard up for cash. But thanks in large part to a donation from a local strip club, the kids’ baseball dreams are still alive for one more season. [More]

NY Court: Lap Dances Not Exempt From Sales Tax

NY Court: Lap Dances Not Exempt From Sales Tax

The owners of a strip club in New York state have spent the last half decade arguing that they do not owe $125,000 in sales tax on cover charges and lap dances because the dirty dances fall under the tax exempt category of “dramatic or musical art performance.” Alas, the NY State Supreme Court Appellate Division disagrees. [More]

Woman Sues Strip Club For Discrimination For Charging Female Customers Double

Woman Sues Strip Club For Discrimination For Charging Female Customers Double

In February, a woman says she took her husband to a strip club in Maryland to celebrate. But when they got to the door, they were told that she would have to pay double her husband’s $10 cover charge. Now that woman has slapped the bar with a $200,000 discrimination suit. [More]

Man Sues Strip Club, Claiming Dancer Broke His Teeth With Flying Shoe

Man Sues Strip Club, Claiming Dancer Broke His Teeth With Flying Shoe

If one day strip clubs start to offer patrons mouthguards, or have dancers wear bunny slippers rather than stilettos, you might be able to trace it back to a lawsuit filed in Indiana, in which a man says he got his teeth kicked in by a projectile flung from a high-kicking dancer. [More]

Strip Club Owner Donates Pimp Roll To School

Strip Club Owner Donates Pimp Roll To School

Facing budget cuts and student-siphoning charter schools, it’s tough to blame a school district for accepting donations from anyone who’s offering. But even in this desperate climate for public education, a Florida elementary school turned heads by accepting $20,000 in donations over the last two years from a strip club owner. [More]