10th Circ. Grants Cert To Detainees In Geo Forced Labor Suit

Law360 (February 12, 2018, 7:12 PM EST) -- Immigrant detainees accusing private prison giant Geo Group Inc. of using forced labor at a Colorado detention facility and unjustly enriching itself by paying them one dollar for a day’s work can proceed in their federal lawsuit as a pair of certified classes, the Tenth Circuit affirmed on Friday.

The appellate court upheld a Colorado federal judge’s previous certification of a class of detained immigrants who said that the “Housing Unit Sanitation Policy” in effect at Geo Group’s Aurora, Colorado, detention facility violated the federal Trafficking Victims...
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Case Title

Menocal, et al v. The GEO Group

Case Number



Appellate - 10th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3790 Other Labor Litigation

Date Filed

April 14, 2017

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