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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 and/or the Border
Special Collection Signal International Guest Worker Cases
Attorney Organization 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
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. §§ 1961 et seq.
State law
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589
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 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-00497-MAC-ZJH (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-TX-0037-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/07/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendations of United States Magistrate Judge [ECF# 38] (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 126737)
IM-TX-0037-0002.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/03/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendants Motion to Transfer [ECF# 44] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying Defendant Signal's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 16) [ECF# 47] (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 126779)
IM-TX-0037-0004.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/29/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation Denying the Burnett Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 11) [ECF# 49] (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 126780)
IM-TX-0037-0005.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/31/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Severing and Transferring Signal's Cross-Claims to the Eastern District of Louisiana [ECF# 102] (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order on the Parties' Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony [ECF# 103] (2015 WL 11109846) (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/26/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plan Support Agreement [ECF# 279-1]
IM-TX-0037-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Status Report [ECF# 109]
IM-TX-0037-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/08/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Crone, Marcia A. (S.D. Tex., E.D. Tex.)
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
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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