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Case Name Joseph v. Signal International, LLC IM-TX-0036
Docket / Court 1:13-cv-00324 ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Signal International Guest Worker Cases
Attorney Organization Southern Poverty Law Center
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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
Retaliation
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
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1985
State law
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589
Defendant(s) Billy R. Wilks
Dewan Consultants
Global Resources, Inc.
Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center
Indo-Amerisoft, L.L.C.
J & M Marine & Industrial LLC
J&M Associates of Mississippi, Inc.
Kurella Rao
Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett
Malvern C. Burnett
Michael Pol
Sachin Dewan
Signal International, Inc.
Plaintiff Description 47 Indian guestworkers fraudulently recruited to work in the U.S.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Poverty Law Center
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
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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  SUMMARY:The Nationwide Perez-Fuñez Permanent Injunction Provisions for Unaccompanied Children in DHS Custody
www.nilc.org
Date: June 2014
By: National Immigration Law Center (National Immigration Law Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:13-cv-00324-RC-ZJH (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/07/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-TX-0036-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/21/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Signal Defendants' Motion to Transfer [ECF# 74] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/11/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying Defendant Signal's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 70). [ECF# 99]
IM-TX-0036-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate [ECF# 100] (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 127486)
IM-TX-0036-0004.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/18/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Burnett Defendants' Motion To Transfer [ECF# 115] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/14/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying the Burnett Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 32) [ECF# 124]
IM-TX-0036-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/04/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on Signal's Motion to Compel (Doc. No. 127) [ECF# 148] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/15/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Severing and Transferring Signal's Cross-Claims to the Eastern District of Lousiana [ECF# 205] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/08/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Amended Complaint [ECF# 208]
IM-TX-0036-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/23/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation on Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Defendant Michael Pol (Doc. No. 98) [ECF# 216] (2015 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 27601)
IM-TX-0036-0010.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendations on Signal's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Doc. No. 161) [ECF# 219]
IM-TX-0036-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/04/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on the Parties' Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony [ECF# 222] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/12/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Re: Choice of Law [ECF# 241] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order re: Choice of Law [ECF# 241] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Signal's Motion for Sanctions (Doc. No. 235) and Motion to Re-Depose the Plaintiffs (Doc. No. 242) [ECF# 281] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation on Billy Wilks's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 229) [ECF# 282] (2015 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 50929)
IM-TX-0036-0015.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order denying motion to dismiss [ECF# 282] (2015 WL 1262286) (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0018.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Limitations of Trial Time [ECF# 286] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plan Support Agreement [ECF# 279-1]
IM-TX-0036-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Status Report (Nov 8, 2016) [ECF# 341]
IM-TX-0036-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/08/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Sixth Status Report [ECF# 344]
IM-TX-0036-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/07/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Clark, Ron (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0036-0013 | IM-TX-0036-0016 | IM-TX-0036-0017 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Hawthorn, Zack (E.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
IM-TX-0036-0002 | IM-TX-0036-0003 | IM-TX-0036-0004 | IM-TX-0036-0005 | IM-TX-0036-0006 | IM-TX-0036-0007 | IM-TX-0036-0008 | IM-TX-0036-0010 | IM-TX-0036-0011 | IM-TX-0036-0012 | IM-TX-0036-0014 | IM-TX-0036-0015 | IM-TX-0036-0018
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barnett, Keith (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Birnbaum, Timothy H. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Bowness, Matthew J. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Colby, Eben P. (Massachusetts)
IM-TX-0036-0020 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Duffle, Kara D. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0009
Faulkner, Jaliya S. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Fleming, John Howard (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-0021 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ford, Kara D. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-0020 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Landers, Daniella (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Lentz, Kurt (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Martinez, Mary Beth (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Mendel, Gabriel Adam (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Mock, Travis J. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Nair, Anjali (Alabama)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Niemeyer, Heather M. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0009 | IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ramsey, Shane G (New York)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Shiu, Gary Ka-Kui (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Stewart, Meredith B. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Sulmers, Teresa L. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0001 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ward, Bryan M. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bollman, Patricia Anne F. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Cerniglia, Timothy W. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Cornblatt, James L. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Gianna, Dominic Joseph (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Hangartner, Erin Casey (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Hasenkampf, Mitchell P. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Herman, Jonathan Marc (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Keller, Robert Louis (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Maney, Kevin P. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Masur Davis, Lauren C. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Rabbani, Elham (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Roux, Brian C. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Rydberg, Lance R. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Sandler, Bradford J. (Delaware)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Shapiro, Stephen H. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Ungar, Hal D. (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-9000
Weinberger, Alan Dean (Louisiana)
IM-TX-0036-0019 | IM-TX-0036-9000
Other Lawyers Adams, Daniel D. (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Arvelo, Jose E. (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Coco, Nathan F. (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Dorris, William E. (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Kinsella, Steven R. (Minnesota)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Mintz, Benjamin (New York)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Raptis, Stephen T. (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Sabourian, Kayvon (Texas)
IM-TX-0036-0020
Werner, Daniel (Georgia)
IM-TX-0036-0020

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