Plaintiff’s First Amended Class Action Complaint alleges that Defendant violated the Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1985 (Civ. Code, § 51.6, subd. (b)), the Unruh Act (Civ. Code, § 51.5, subd. (a)), and committed an unfair business practice (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200, et. seq.) by charging paying male customers more than females to attend its parties at the venue known as “Unici Casa” in Culver City, California. Plaintiff alleges that the practice has been ongoing since April 13, 2015.
Defendant has denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing in this action and believes that Plaintiff’s claims are without merit. Defendant maintains that it did not discriminate against male paying customers.
The court has not yet ruled on the merits of Plaintiff’s claims or Defendant’s defenses. The court granted Plaintiff’s motion for class certification on April 24, 2018, determined that this action may be maintained as a class action, and appointed Plaintiff as class representative.
No judgment has been entered or settlement reached at this time. If a settlement of this action is reached, it will be subject to approval by the court. Class members will be sent additional notice of any proposed settlement that the court may approve, and class members who have not previously excluded themselves will have an opportunity to object to the terms of the proposed settlement and may be required to submit a claim form to demonstrate their entitlement to any payment. Similarly, the court may direct further notice to the class following any judgment that may be entered after the trial of this action or for any other reason that the court may determine.