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Terror Town supervisor Justin Brockman addressed in November Terror Town employees and many of their parents at a meeting at Blanchard Park. The roughly 70 employees, mostly teens, claim they were never paid for their work at the Martinez haunted house.

Terror Town sued by staff

Posted: December 24, 2011 - 11:24am  |  Updated: December 24, 2011 - 11:37am
Cristal Davis, center, directed questions to a Terror Town acting manager Tyler Topher at a November meeting at Blanchard Park. The roughly 70 employees, mostly teens, of the Martinez haunted house claim they were never paid for their work.  Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
Cristal Davis, center, directed questions to a Terror Town acting manager Tyler Topher at a November meeting at Blanchard Park. The roughly 70 employees, mostly teens, of the Martinez haunted house claim they were never paid for their work.

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Weeks after they were told they would receive some compensation for working at a Halloween haunted house this fall, 66 people, many teenagers, filed suit against the Terror Town operators for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The Columbia County Superior Court lawsuit was filed Thursday against James B. Collier, Kawanis B. Collier, Betty Ann Collier, Robert Rampulla and Tyler Toepher.

The lawsuit alleges the operators failed to pay the plaintiffs for working at Terror Town on Sudan Drive in Martinez. At the minimum wage, each plaintiff states a claim of several hundred dollars to more than $1,000.

At a meeting last fall, the operators contended the plaintiffs worked as volunteers and would receive some compensation if they worked all hours promised.

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