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Case Name Meganathan v. Signal International, LLC IM-TX-0037
Docket / Court 1:13-cv-00497 ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
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 Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. ยงยง 1961 et seq.
State law
Defendant(s) Dewan Consultants
Global Resources, Inc.
Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center
Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett
Malvern C. Burnett
Michael Pol
Sachin Dewan
Signal International, Inc.
Plaintiff Description 4 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)
1:13-cv-00497-MAC-ZJH (E.D. Tex.) 11/16/2016
IM-TX-0037-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/07/2013
IM-TX-0037-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendations of United States Magistrate Judge 07/03/2014 (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 126737)
IM-TX-0037-0002.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendants Motion to Transfer 07/16/2014 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying Defendant Signal's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 16) 07/29/2014 (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 126779)
IM-TX-0037-0004.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying the Burnett Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 11) 07/31/2014 (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 126780)
IM-TX-0037-0005.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Severing and Transferring Signal's Cross-Claims to the Eastern District of Louisiana 06/17/2015 (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on the Parties' Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony 06/26/2015 (2015 WL 11109846) (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plan Support Agreement 09/01/2015
IM-TX-0037-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Status Report 11/08/2016
IM-TX-0037-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Crone, Marcia A. (S.D. Tex., E.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
IM-TX-0037-9000
Hawthorn, Zack (E.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
IM-TX-0037-0002 | IM-TX-0037-0003 | IM-TX-0037-0004 | IM-TX-0037-0005 | IM-TX-0037-0007 | IM-TX-0037-0008
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Birnbaum, Timothy H. (New York)
IM-TX-0037-0001 | IM-TX-0037-0006 | IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Dodson, John Blake (New York)
IM-TX-0037-0001 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Hynes, Michael D. (New York)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Sohn, Joshua Samuel (New York)
IM-TX-0037-0001 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Solberg, Brett David (Texas)
IM-TX-0037-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bollman, Patricia Anne F. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Cerniglia, Timothy W. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Cornblatt, James L. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Davis, Lauren Masur (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Hangartner, Erin Casey (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Hasenkampf, Mitchell P. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Herman, Jonathan Marc (Texas)
IM-TX-0037-9000
Keller, Robert Louis (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Maney, Kevin P. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-9000
Masur Davis, Lauren C. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-9000
Rabbani, Elham (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Roux, Brian C. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Rydberg, Lance R. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Sandler, Bradford J. (Delaware)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Ungar, Hal D. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-9000
Weinberger, Alan Dean (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0037-0009 | IM-TX-0037-9000
Other Lawyers Adams, Daniel D. (New York)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Arvelo, Jose E. (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Coco, Nathan F. (Texas)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Colby, Eben P. (Massachusetts)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Dorris, William E. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Ford, Kara D. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Kinsella, Steven R. (Minnesota)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Mintz, Benjamin (New York)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Raptis, Stephen T. (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Sabourian, Kayvon (Texas)
IM-TX-0037-0006
Werner, Daniel (Georgia)
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