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Condé Nast Is the Latest Company to Get Sued by Interns

jezebel.com—Kate Dries

Another day as summer wanes on, another intern lawsuit. Two interns who worked at W Magazine and The New Yorker are suing the publications' parent company, Condé Nast, requesting they be paid back wages, interest and attorneys' fees for the work they performed.

Lauren Ballinger interned at W Magazine in accessories in 2009, doing what interns in accessories do, while Matthew Lieb was an intern at The New Yorker in 2009 and 2010, where he reviewed submissions and proofread pieces.

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In a statement, their lawyers said, "Our complaint explains that instead of following the law, Condé Nast relies on a steady stream of interns to perform entry-level work that contributes to its magazines' operations and reduces its labor costs." Additionally:

"This case is about the fundamental principle that if you work, you must be paid. Our clients seek to end the wage theft endemic in the media industry."

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A New York Federal Judge both ruled for the two Black Swan interns suing Fox Searchlight Pictures and gave class certification to a number of interns …

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The pair are being represented by the same law firm that has represented all three other high profile intern lawsuits: the Black Swan interns, Diana Wang's Hearst lawsuit and the Charlie Rose lawsuit.

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