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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
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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
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
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 42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1985
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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filing Year 2013
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.)
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Docket(s)
1:13-cv-00497-MAC-ZJH (E.D. Tex.)
IM-TX-0037-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/29/2016
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]
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Judges Crone, Marcia A. (S.D. Tex., E.D. Tex.) show/hide docs
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