Case: Singh v. Signal International, LLC

2:14-cv-00732 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Oct. 15, 2013

Closed Date: Oct. 1, 2018

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Case Summary

This case is part of the series of Signal International cases. It was consolidated with Achari v. Signal International and continues on that page.On Oct. 15, 2013, two Indian guestworkers filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi for harm suffered as a result of an allegedly fraudulent and coercive employment recruitment scheme. Plaintiffs filed this suit after District Judge Jay Zainey denied class certification on Jan. 3, 2012 in a related case, David v. S…

This case is part of the series of Signal International cases. It was consolidated with Achari v. Signal International and continues on that page.

On Oct. 15, 2013, two Indian guestworkers filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi for harm suffered as a result of an allegedly fraudulent and coercive employment recruitment scheme. Plaintiffs filed this suit after District Judge Jay Zainey denied class certification on Jan. 3, 2012 in a related case, David v. Signal International.

Plaintiffs claimed that they were brought into the United States to provide labor and services to defendant, Signal International, a company providing repairs to offshore oil rigs based in Pascagoula, Mississippi, with operations in the Gulf Coast region. The complaint alleged that plaintiffs paid Signal's recruiters as much as $16,000 for travel, visa, and recruitment fees, but upon arrival in the United States discovered that they would not receive the green cards promised to them. Instead, plaintiffs were forced to pay additional fees ($1,050 per month) to live in racially-segregated labor camps and were subject to squalid living conditions and threats of both legal and physical harm if they complained about the conditions or decided not to provide labor.

Represented by private counsel, plaintiffs alleged violations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (18 U.S.C. § 1589 et seq.) and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. § 1981), as well as claims for fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract.

In Mar. 2014, the Court (Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr.) transferred this case to the Eastern District of Louisiana. On Apr. 24, 2014, Judge Susie Morgan ordered that this case be consolidated with the Achari case.

This case continues at the case page for Achari.

Summary Authors

Anna Dimon (5/12/2015)

Soojin Cha (10/30/2016)

Ava Morgenstern (12/2/2017)

Related Cases

David v. Signal International, LLC, Eastern District of Louisiana (2008)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Signal International, LLC, Eastern District of Louisiana (2011)

Achari v. Signal International, LLC, Eastern District of Louisiana (2013)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13376437/parties/singh-v-signal-international-llc/


Judge(s)

Guirola, Louis Jr. (Mississippi)

Knowles, Daniel E. III (Louisiana)

Morgan, Susie [Sue, Donna] (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abdelkarim, Mostafa M. (District of Columbia)

Adams, Daniel D. (New York)

Alshak, Ryan J. (California)

Arvelo, Jose E. (District of Columbia)

Asher, Joshua D. (District of Columbia)

Baker, H. Gregory (New York)

Batchelor, Craig Alan (New York)

Judge(s)

Guirola, Louis Jr. (Mississippi)

Knowles, Daniel E. III (Louisiana)

Morgan, Susie [Sue, Donna] (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abdelkarim, Mostafa M. (District of Columbia)

Adams, Daniel D. (New York)

Alshak, Ryan J. (California)

Arvelo, Jose E. (District of Columbia)

Asher, Joshua D. (District of Columbia)

Baker, H. Gregory (New York)

Batchelor, Craig Alan (New York)

Beaudette, Katelyn M. (New York)

Beckles, Tricia (New York)

Bhargava, Michael (District of Columbia)

Blechman, Michael (New York)

Blum, Ronald G. (New York)

Broad, Eric Marshall (New York)

Bullerman, Michael S. (New York)

Byrd, Sibyl C. (Mississippi)

Campbell, Benton J (New York)

Capasso, Daniele J. (District of Columbia)

Case, Andrew (New York)

Chandrika, Sarah C. (New York)

Chatham, Asra A. (Florida)

Chen, Eric B. (California)

Churchill, Mark H. (District of Columbia)

Clark, Scott W. (Texas)

Colby, Eben P. (Massachusetts)

Copley, Steven W. (Louisiana)

Diaz, Sadie Holzman (New York)

Fabrikant, Robert (District of Columbia)

Gianna, Dominic Joseph (Louisiana)

Gimblett, Jonathan (District of Columbia)

Grabill, Meredith S. (Louisiana)

Greenberg, Jennifer (New York)

Grimsal, A. Gregory (Louisiana)

Harris, Christopher R. (New York)

Howard, Jacob W. (Mississippi)

Johnson, Danielle E. (District of Columbia)

Kanny, Matthew P. (California)

Kline, Robert M. (Florida)

Krumm, Marissa C. (Florida)

Lacks, Jeremy R. (New York)

Low, John C. (Texas)

Lugerner, Andrew Richard (New York)

McDuff, Robert B. (Mississippi)

Mehta, Mona (District of Columbia)

Parver, Jane W. (New York)

Plexousakis, Renee E. (New York)

Raptis, Stephen T. (District of Columbia)

Rheinheimer, Christopher A. (California)

Romey, Michael A. (California)

Rosenbaum, Yonina (New York)

Rostoker, Jessica D. (New York)

Rowen, Zachary L. (New York)

Rowland, Elizabeth C. (New York)

Ruthberg, Miles N. (New York)

Safane, Aaron M. (New York)

Salerno, Matthew S. (New York)

Sherman, Randolph S. (New York)

Simshauser, Peter (Massachusetts)

Soule, Rebekah L. (New York)

Spears, Steven G. (Texas)

Sprague, Ashley M. (District of Columbia)

Stewart, Meredith B. (Louisiana)

Szivos, Thomas J. (New York)

Taffet, Eric. L. (New York)

Uhlemann, Justin B. (Florida)

Wahlquist, Grant F. (New York)

Walker, Jacob A. (Massachusetts)

Walsh, Michael R. (Massachusetts)

Werner, Daniel (Georgia)

Wilkinson, Kirk A. (California)

Willis, Jillian (District of Columbia)

Yuan, Howard H. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bollman, Patricia Anne F. (Louisiana)

Buras, Daniel Edwin Jr. (Louisiana)

Carlisle, Arthur D. (Mississippi)

Cerniglia, Timothy W. (Louisiana)

Cornblatt, James L. (Louisiana)

Hangartner, Erin Casey (Louisiana)

Hasenkampf, Mitchell P. (Louisiana)

Keller, Robert Louis (Louisiana)

Maney, Kevin P. (Louisiana)

Rabbani, Elham (Louisiana)

Roux, Brian C. (Louisiana)

Rydberg, Lance R. (Louisiana)

Shapiro, Stephen H. (Louisiana)

Ungar, Hal D. (Louisiana)

Weinberger, Alan Dean (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Davis, Lauren Masur (Louisiana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Aiello, Justin P. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:14-cv-00732

Docket

April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

Docket

2:13-cv-06218

Docket [PACER]

Achari v. Signal International, LLC

Oct. 25, 2016

Oct. 25, 2016

Docket
1

2:14-cv-00732

Complaint, Demand for Jury Trial

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Oct. 11, 2013

Oct. 11, 2013

Complaint
22

2:14-cv-00732

Order Transferring Case to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Singh v. Signal Int'l, LLC

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

Order/Opinion
307

2:13-cv-06218

Order

Aug. 13, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014

Order/Opinion

2:13-cv-06218

Order and Opinion

David v. Signal International, LLC

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

Order/Opinion
444

2:13-cv-06218

Order

March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

Order/Opinion
704

2:13-cv-06218

Pre-Trial Order

Oct. 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015

Order/Opinion
710

2:13-cv-06218

Order

Dec. 2, 2015

Dec. 2, 2015

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/13376437/singh-v-signal-international-llc/

Last updated Aug. 21, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Malvern C. Burnett, Sachin Dewan, Dewan Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Global Resources, Inc., Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center, LLC, Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett, A.P.C., Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC (Filing fee $ 400; receipt number 14643005025), filed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh. Jury trial requested. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(JCH) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 10/15/2013)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

Clearinghouse
2

Summons Issued as to Malvern C. Burnett, Sachin Dewan, Dewan Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Global Resources, Inc., Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center, LLC, Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett, A.P.C., Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC. (JCH) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 10/15/2013)

Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 15, 2013

PACER
3

MOTION for Jose Arvelo to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex-1 Certificate of Good Standing-District Court, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing- State)(McDuff, Robert) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 10/24/2013)

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER

Pro Hac Vice fee paid for Jose Arvelo receipt number 0538-2543429 $ 100 (McDuff, Robert) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Oct. 24, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013

PACER

TEXT ORDER ONLY The Court finds that the 3 motion of Jose Arvelo to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs is granted, in association with local counsel, payment of the appropriate fee and registration for electronic filing as required by the Uniform Local Rules of this Court. No further written order shall be issued by this Court Signed by Magistrate Judge John M. Roper on October 28,2013 (Nicaud, Jenny) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Oct. 28, 2013

Oct. 28, 2013

PACER
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Signal International, LLC served on 11/5/2013, answer due 11/26/2013. (McDuff, Robert) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 11/13/2013)

Nov. 13, 2013

Nov. 13, 2013

PACER
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Malvern C. Burnett served on 11/4/2013, answer due 11/25/2013. (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 11/14/2013)

Nov. 14, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett, A.P.C. served on 11/4/2013, answer due 11/25/2013. (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 11/14/2013)

Nov. 14, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

PACER
7

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center, LLC served on 11/4/2013, answer due 11/25/2013. (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 11/14/2013)

Nov. 14, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

PACER
8

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC (Ungar, Hal) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 11/19/2013)

Nov. 19, 2013

Nov. 19, 2013

PACER

TEXT ORDER ONLY The Court finds that Defendants, Signal International, L.L.C.and Signal International, Inc.'s Motion for Extension of Time to Answer 8 should be granted. Defendants must answer or otherwise plead or prior to 12/16/2013.No further written order shall be issued by this Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge John M. Roper on November 25,2013 (Nicaud, Jenny) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Nov. 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

PACER
9

Rule 16(a) Initial Order. Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 2/6/2014 02:30 PM before Magistrate Judge John M. Roper. Confidential case memoranda to be submitted to Judge Roper via email to roper_chambers@mssd.uscourts.gov on or before one week prior to the conference. The CONFIDENTIAL case memoranda is NOT to be exchanged and will be viewed only by the Court. Also, by same deadline, counsel are to submit a joint proposed Case Management Order (form is attached as Exhibit A - do not complete pages 4 and 5) to same email address. Refer to attached for deadlines and instructions. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Blank Case Management Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Expedited Calendar, # 3 Exhibit C - Good Faith Certificate Form)(VLK) Modified on 12/2/2013 to correct typo (VLK). [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 11/27/2013)

Nov. 27, 2013

Nov. 27, 2013

PACER
10

MOTION to Change Venue /Transfer, Pursuant to First-Filed Rule, MOTION to Dismiss For Failure to State a Claim Upon Which Relief Can Be Granted by Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC (Ungar, Hal) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 12/16/2013)

Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

PACER
11

MEMORANDUM in Support re 10 MOTION to Change Venue /Transfer, Pursuant to First-Filed Rule MOTION to Dismiss For Failure to State a Claim Upon Which Relief Can Be Granted filed by Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC (Ungar, Hal) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 12/16/2013)

Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

PACER
12

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response to Signal's Motion 10 to Transfer and Dismiss by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 12/19/2013)

Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 12 Motion for Extension of Time to File response to Signal's Motion for Transfer and to Dismiss. Response due by 1/6/14. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER WILL ISSUE FROM THE COURT. Signed by Chief District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr on 12/19/13 (Whitsitt, K) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

PACER
13

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Global Resources, Inc. served on 11/14/2013, answer due 12/5/2013. (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 12/19/2013)

Dec. 19, 2013

Dec. 19, 2013

PACER
14

NOTICE of Change of Address by Hal D. Ungar (Ungar, Hal) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/02/2014)

Jan. 2, 2014

Jan. 2, 2014

PACER
15

RESPONSE in Opposition re 10 MOTION to Change Venue /Transfer, Pursuant to First-Filed Rule MOTION to Dismiss For Failure to State a Claim Upon Which Relief Can Be Granted filed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -- Compl. in David Case, # 2 Exhibit B -- Signal Opp'n to Class Cert. in David, # 3 Exhibit C -- Third Am. Compl. in David, # 4 Exhibit D -- Order Denying Transfer in Samuel)(Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/06/2014)

Jan. 6, 2014

Jan. 6, 2014

PACER
16

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 15 Response in Opposition to 10 MOTION to Change Venue MOTION to Dismiss filed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') Modified to add link to motion on 1/7/2014 (JCH). [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/06/2014)

Jan. 6, 2014

Jan. 6, 2014

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 16. Incorrect linkage made. The Memorandum should be linked to the Motion to Transfer and Motion to Dismiss. All related filings to motions (using the "Responses and Replies" category, with the exception of "Response to Order") should be linked back to the original motion. Court staff has made the correction. (JCH) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Jan. 7, 2014

Jan. 7, 2014

PACER
17

Joint MOTION to Stay Obligations Under Rule 16(a) Initial Order & to Continue Case Management Conference Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh, Signal International, Signal International, LLC (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') Modified to add filers on 1/27/2014 (JCH). [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/24/2014)

Jan. 24, 2014

Jan. 24, 2014

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 17. This docket entry fails to select all filing parties. Clerks office will edit this docket entry to include all appropriate filing parties. Attorney is directed to select all filing parties in future filings. (JCH) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

PACER

TEXT ORDER ONLY In light of the pending dispositive motion, the Court finds that the telephonic case management conference will be continued to March 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Plaintiff to initiate the conference call.Confidential memoranda must be submitted on or prior to March 12,2014. Thus, the Joint Motion to Stay 17 should be granted in part and denied in part. No further written order shall be issued by this Court Signed by Magistrate Judge John M. Roper on January 27,2014 (Nicaud, Jenny) Modified on 1/30/2014 to correct date in docket text of 214 to 2014. (PKS). [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

PACER
18

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Dewan Consultants Pvt. Ltd. served on 12/12/2013, answer due 1/2/2014. (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/27/2014)

Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

PACER
19

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh Sachin Dewan served on 12/12/2013, answer due 1/2/2014. (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/27/2014)

Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #18 and #19: Proof of Service of a summons should be completed and filed with the first page, as issued. All other attachments or documents relating to service should be marked as an exhibit. Attorney is advised to include an exhibit letter or number on the attachments and in the docket text with a meaningful description. The main document should only be the proof of service on the back of the summons completed and the front of the summons. All other documents should be an attachment to the main document. Attorney is directed to refile documents 18 and 19 as stated in this docket annotation. (PKS) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
20

NOTICE re: Proof of Service Pertaining to Dewan Defendants by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh re 18 Summons Returned Executed, 19 Summons Returned Executed (Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 01/30/2014)

Jan. 30, 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

PACER
21

NOTICE of Supplemental Authority by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Arvelo - PHV, Jose') [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 02/25/2014)

Feb. 25, 2014

Feb. 25, 2014

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 21. L.U.Civ.R. 7(b)(2) requires that all supporting exhibits to a document be denominated by an exhibit letter or number and a meaningful description. Attorney is advised to follow this rule in future filings. (JCH) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

Feb. 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge John M. Roper: Telephonic Case Management Conference held on 3/19/2014. In light of the pending Motion to Change Venue or in the alternative to Dismiss 10, the Court finds that the telephonic case management conference will be continued to May 12,2014 at 9:30AM. Plaintiff must initiate the conference call. (Nicaud, Jenny) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.]

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

PACER
22

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Change Venue. This case is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Signed by Chief District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr on 3/31/14. (JCH) [Transferred from mssd on 4/2/2014.] (Entered: 03/31/2014)

March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

Clearinghouse
23

Case transferred in from District of Mississippi Southern; Case Number 1:13-cv-00393. Electronic file certified copy of transfer order and docket sheet received (jtd) (Entered: 04/02/2014)

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

PACER
24

Notice of Related Case(s) 2:08-cv-1220; 2:13-cv-6218; 2:13-cv-6219; 2:13-cv-6220; 2:13-cv-6221 by Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC. (Ungar, Hal) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

PACER
25

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)Attorney A. Gregory Grimsal added to party Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan(pty:pla), Attorney A. Gregory Grimsal added to party Pravin Kumar Singh(pty:pla).(Grimsal, A.) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

PACER
26

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll as Counsel of Record Erin Casey Hangartner, Alan Dean Weinberger, Elham R. Rabbani, Brian C. Roux, and Patricia A. Bollman by Signal International, Inc., Signal International, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ungar, Hal) Modified on 4/11/2014 (lag). (Entered: 04/10/2014)

April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014

PACER
27

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE. Case transferred to Judge Susie Morgan and Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III for all further proceedings. Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle on 4/17/2014.(ijg)(NEF: J. Morgan, MJ. Knowles, C. Nelson) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

PACER
28

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jose E.Arvelo (Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 053L-4424404) by Pravin Kumar Singh. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Proposed Order)(Grimsal, A.) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

PACER
29

ORDER granting 25 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Attorney Steven W. Copley and Attorney A. Gregory Grimsal for Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan and Pravin Kumar Singh. Signed by Judge Susie Morgan on 4/22/2014. (bwn) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

PACER
30

ORDER granting 26 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record for Attorney Erin Casey Hangartner, Alan Dean Weinberger, Elham Rabbani, Brian C. Roux, Patricia Anne F. Bollman for Signal International, Inc., and Signal International, LLC. Signed by Judge Susie Morgan on 4/22/2014. (bwn) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

PACER
31

ORDER granting 28 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jose E.Arvelo. Signed by Judge Susie Morgan. (bwn) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

PACER
32

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Withdraw Robert B. McDuff as Attorney by Radhakrishnan Nair Mangalathumalayil Vasukuttan, Pravin Kumar Singh. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Arvelo, Jose) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

PACER
33

ORDER granting 32 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Robert B. McDuff terminated. Signed by Judge Susie Morgan on 4/23/2014. (bwn) (Entered: 04/24/2014)

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

PACER
34

ORDER - IT IS ORDERED that the Singh case and the Achari cases be and hereby are CONSOLIDATED. All subsequent pleadings relating to any of these cases shall bear the caption as set forth within. The document should include a separate notation listing the docket numbers to which the document applies or the notation ALL CASES if it applies to all cases. The parties in the Singh case shall comply with the Scheduling Order entered on March 7, 2014 in the Achari cases applicable to all of the consolidated cases with the exception of the following deadlines applicable only to the Singh case: scheduling details noted herein. Signed by Judge Susie Morgan on 4/23/2014.(bwn) (Entered: 04/24/2014)

April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

PACER
35

ORDER: ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mark the above actions closed for statistical purposes. Signed by Judge Susie Morgan on 5/26/2017.(clc) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Signal International Guest Worker Cases

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 15, 2013

Closing Date: Oct. 1, 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

2 Indian guestworkers fraudulently recruited to work in the U.S.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Dewan Consultants (Substantial Business Contacts with New Orleans, LA), Private Entity/Person

Global Resources, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Gulf Coast Immigration Law Center (New Orleans, LA), Private Entity/Person

Law Offices of Malvern C. Burnett (New Orleans, LA), Private Entity/Person

Malvern C. Burnett (New Orleans, LA), None

Sachin Dewan (Substantial Business Contacts with New Orleans, LA), None

Signal International, Inc. (Pascagoula, MS), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 5,000,000

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Disparate Treatment

Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Housing

Racial segregation

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

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

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander

Type of Facility:

Non-government for-profit

Immigration/Border:

Employer sanctions

Employment

Immigration lawyers

Temporary foreign workers program

U.S. citizenship - acquiring

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian