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Major Model Management Was Sued By Jasmine Burgess Now New Lawyers 60 Day Stay

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 15 – Jasmine Burgess sued Major Model Management for not paying her minimum wage.

 On December 1, 2020 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Gregory H. Woods held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.  

The modeling agency says it was up to Burgess to find work. Judge Woods inquired into whether the contract was with Burgess or her LLP.

Her lawyer said she set up an LLP because she heard it was the thing to do, but hasn't used it.

On February 1, 2021 Judge Woods held another proceeding, and Inner City Press again covered it. The defendant is saying the claims are inconsistent, alleging employer / employee relationship and then denying it. Judge Woods said to file the motion to dismiss by February 25.

  On March 28, Judge Woods denied the motion to dismiss. On June 8 he held another conference and Inner City Press again covered it. Discovery is proceeding (the class excluding current models).

On October 5, Major Model Management's lawyers quit. In a proceeding covered by Inner City Press, they offered to show Judge Woods in camera how many they are owed. Judge Woods said he accepted their proffer and let them out of the case, giving MMM 30 days to retain new counsel or be found in default.

On November 15 Judge Woods held another conference in the case and Inner City Press again covered it. MMM had new counsel; its motions to dismissed were only partially granted so the case proceeds, albeit with a stay of 60 days.

The case is Burgess v. Major Model Management, Inc. et al., 20-cv-2816 (Woods)



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