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Jenn Abelson, via The Boston Globe
"David Dishman, an attorney representing Denisevich, said she was fired after asking to consult with a lawyer and now works at an establishment that complies with wage laws. He estimated that between 100 and 150 dancers would be potential class members for the case."
Business Wire News
"Dishman Law, one of the leading consumer protection law firms, for over 30 years is urging consumers across the country to come forward now if they have been the victim of predatory force-placed insurance practices. Tens of thousands of consumers may have their lost their homes and/or had their credit ruined due to the unconscionable manner in which the force-placed insurance market was allowed to operate."
Julie Manganis, via The Salem News
"Dishman, who said he was sent a letter by the attorney general's office giving him the go-ahead to sue, has represented other dancers in suits against other strip clubs, including a pending suit filed last year against the owner of The Cabaret Lounge in Peabody, and earlier suits against Kitten's and Ten's Show Club in Salisbury, Centerfolds in Boston, the Squire Lounge in Revere and Mac's Two in Billerica. "
Dave Copeland, via Patch
"Judges [have] consistently agreed with Dishman's arguments against clubs that classify dancers as independent contractors."