Vox Media, Inc.

Bradley, et al. v. Vox Media, Inc. d/b/a SB Nation

On September 1, 2017, Site Manager Cheryl Bradley filed a nationwide collective action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of all Site Managers and Managing Editors of SB Nation websites.  Ms. Bradley alleges that she was paid $125 per month to manage SB Nation’s “Mile High Hockey” website, which provides coverage of the Colorado Avalanche.

Plaintiffs John Wakefield and Maija Liisa Varda joined the lawsuit in an Amended Complaint filed on October 23, 2017.  The Amended Complaint may be viewed here in Part 1 and Part 2.

On March 6, 2019, a federal judge granted conditional certification of a class of past and present Site Managers and Managing Editors who worked for Vox Media, Inc. (Vox owns several media networks, including SB Nation) within the past three years.  The court also authorized notice to be sent to potential class members.

Bradley Class Members who would like to opt-in to the nationwide collective must do so by June 3, 2019.  For questions, please contact Ginger Grimes at (510) 287-4356 or ggrimes@gbdhlegal.com or James Goodley at (215) 351-0614 or jgoodley@jslex.com.  You may find a copy of the Bradley class notice and consent to join form at the bottom of this webpage.

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Spruill v. Vox Media, Inc., d/b/a SB Nation

On September 21, 2018, former Associate Editor Tamryn Spruill filed a class, collective, and representative action against Vox on behalf of all former and current content contributors in California for any SB Nation team site who received stipends from Vox.  Ms. Spruill filed an Amended Complaint on March 1, 2019.  The Second Amended Complaint can be viewed here.

The Spruill lawsuit alleges claims under the California Labor Code and the California Unfair Competition Law.  The lawsuit includes a representative action claim under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act for Vox’s alleged violations of the California Labor Code.

Spruill Class Members who want to share their stories about working for SB Nation can contact Ginger Grimes at (510) 287-4356 or ggrimes@gbdhlegal.com or James Goodley at (215) 351-0614 or jgoodley@jslex.com.

GBDH is working with co-counsel Jennings Sigmond, P.C. on Bradley and Spruill.  Both cases are pending in the federal District Court for the District of Columbia.

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