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Case Name Devassy v. Signal International, LLC IM-LA-0015
Docket / Court 2:13-cv-06221 ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Immigration
Special Collection Signal International Guest Worker Cases
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Immigration status
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
General
Bathing and hygiene
Disparate Treatment
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Housing
Loss or damage to property
Racial segregation
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Immigration
Employer sanctions
Employment
Immigration lawyers
Temporary foreign workers program
U.S. citizenship - acquiring
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1981
State law
Defendant(s) Dewan Consultants
Global Resources, Inc.
Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center
Indo-Amerisoft, L.L.C.
Kurella Rao
Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett
Malvern C. Burnett
Michael Pol
Sachin Dewan
Signal International, Inc.
Plaintiff Description 13 Indian guestworkers fraudulently recruited to work in the U.S.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing IM-LA-0010 : David v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0011 : Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0012 : Achari v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Insurer Must Pay $100.5 Million in Redlining Case
The New York Times
Written: Oct. 27, 1998
By: Joseph B. Treaster
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Nationwide Settles Virginia Redlining Suit
Property Casualty 360
Written: May. 06, 2000
By: Amanda Levin
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:13-cv-6218 (E.D. La.) 08/26/2016
IM-LA-0015-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Demand 08/13/2013
IM-LA-0015-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Consolidating Cases 10/17/2013 (S.D. Miss.)
IM-LA-0015-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Knowles, Daniel E. III (E.D. La.) [Magistrate]
IM-LA-0015-9001
Morgan, Donna Sue (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Walker, Robert H. (S.D. Miss.) [Magistrate]
IM-LA-0015-0002
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bhargava, Michael (District of Columbia)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Byrd, Sibyl C. (Mississippi)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Campbell, Benton J (New York)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Fabrikant, Robert (District of Columbia)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Grimsal, A. Gregory (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Howard, Jacob W. (Mississippi)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Lacks, Jeremy R. (New York)
IM-LA-0015-0001
McDuff, Robert B. (Mississippi)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Raptis, Stephen T. (District of Columbia)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Safane, Aaron M. (New York)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Yuan, Howard H. (District of Columbia)
IM-LA-0015-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Gianna, Dominic Joseph (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Roux, Brian C. (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Weinberger, Alan Dean (Louisiana)
IM-LA-0015-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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