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Case Name David v. Signal International, LLC IM-LA-0010
Docket / Court 2:08-cv-01220-SM-DEK ( E.D. La. )
Additional Docket(s) 15-30464  [ 15-30464 ]
15-30862  [ 15-30862 ]
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Signal International Guest Worker Cases
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
Asian American Legal Defense & Educ. Fund (AALDF)
Southern Poverty Law Center
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/Border
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
Special Case Type
Multi-District Litigation (MDL)
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1985
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961 et seq.
State law
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589
Defendant(s) J & M Marine & Industrial LLC
Dewan Consultants
Global Resources, Inc.
Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center
Indo-Amerisoft, L.L.C.
J&M Associates of Mississippi, Inc.
Kurella Rao
Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett
Malvern C. Burnett
Michael Pol
Michael Wilks
Sachin Dewan
Signal International, Inc.
Plaintiff Description 500+ Indian guestworkers recruited for work in the United States in exchange for green cards.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
Asian American Legal Defense & Educ. Fund (AALDF)
Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 2008
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing 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.)
IM-LA-0013 : Chakkiyattil v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0014 : Krishnakutty v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0015 : Devassy v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0016 : Singh v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. La.)
IM-TX-0035 : Samuel v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036 : Joseph v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037 : Meganathan v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0038 : Kambala v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0039 : Marimuthu v. Signal International, LLC (E.D. Tex.)
Additional Resources
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  Settlements End Multiple H-2B Human-Trafficking Suits
www.law360.com
Date: Apr. 7, 2017
By: Knaub, Kelly
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Signal International Lawsuits
www.splcenter.org
Date: Feb. 28, 2015
By: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  David, et al. v. Signal International, LLC, et al.
www.aclu.org
Date: May 29, 2013
By: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:08-cv-01220-SM-DEK (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/02/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-LA-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/07/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
RICO Case Statement [ECF# 45]
IM-LA-0010-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 156] (2008 WL 4266214) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/11/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 367] (257 F.R.D. 114) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/02/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (re: Rao's Attorney-Client Privilege) [ECF# 617] (2009 WL 5215326) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/28/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 747] (2010 WL 2723180) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0009.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/06/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Protective Order [ECF# 797] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/29/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (re: Signal’s Motion to Compel Production of T-Visa Applications) [ECF# 854] (735 F.Supp.2d 440) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/26/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 912] (2010 WL 4667972) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/05/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 982] (2011 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 158451) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0013.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/19/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 991] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/28/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1043] (2012 WL 940058) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0015.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/14/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1117] (2012 WL 10759668) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0016.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/03/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1347] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/03/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1349] (2013 WL 2631427) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0034.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/11/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1359] (2013 WL 3776670) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/15/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1366] (2013 WL 4039460) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0019.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/07/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1373] (2013 WL 4446833) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0020.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/19/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Sixth Amended Complaint [ECF# 1706]
IM-LA-0010-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/05/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons (re: 12(b)(6) and 12(c) motions) [ECF# 1713] (37 F.Supp.3d 822) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0022.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/12/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons [ECF# 1818] (37 F.Supp.3d 836) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0023.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/14/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (re: Signal’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Concerning Choice of Law) [ECF# 2075] (2015 WL 105747) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0026.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (re: Signal’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Plaintiff’s Claim for Relief under the TVPA) [ECF# 2077] (2015 WL 75276) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0025.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 01/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 2115] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/09/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 2161] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Trial Memorandum Regarding Forced Labor and Trafficking For Forced Labor Claims [ECF# 2202]
IM-LA-0010-0029.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/26/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 2213] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0030.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Trial Brief Regarding In Public Pari Delicto [ECF# 2234]
IM-LA-0010-0031.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/03/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Trial Brief on Rico Jury Charge Regarding Third Party Reliance [ECF# 2254]
IM-LA-0010-0032.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Jury Verdict Form [ECF# 2272]
IM-LA-0010-0033.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons (2015 WL 1281018) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0035.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/20/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Judgment [ECF# 2406] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0036.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 2408] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0037.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 2409] (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0038.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order and Reasons (2015 WL 5254625) (E.D. La.)
IM-LA-0010-0039.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/09/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
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