By  on December 27, 2016

A lawsuit seeking class action status against Versace could rack up more than $250,000 in damages, prompting the luxury house to ask to have the case moved to federal court.

The complaint, filed in Alameda County superior court, alleges the company did not provide the plaintiff, Christopher Sampino, with full compensation for hours worked, lunch and other breaks and did not prevent discrimination and harassment, among other claims. Versace this month denied any wrongdoing and asked for the move from state to federal court partially due to an estimate of a portion of damages being sought by Sampino, which exceeds a $75,000 minimum threshold required to transfer the case to federal court.

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