Follies Asks the Court to Move the Case to Arbitration

On, May 1, 2014 and on May 28, 2014, Follies filed two motions, asking that the lawsuit be removed from court and placed in arbitration and that the entertainers be prohibited from joining together in a single action.  Follies argues that its entertainers all agreed to arbitrate their disputes against the club and therefore are not allowed to bring a lawsuit in court.  Plaintiffs opposed Follies’ motions for all entertainers who did not personally sign arbitration agreements.  Two entertainers with signed arbitration agreements then filed demands against Follies with the American Arbitration Association.  Plaintiffs argue that the other entertainers, who did not receive or sign arbitration agreements, should be allowed to remain in court together in one case.