Tata To Pay $30M Over Workers' Tax Refund Theft Claims

By Kurt Orzeck (February 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EST) -- Tata America International Corp. will pay almost $30 million to settle a class action in California federal court accusing the Indian conglomerate of requiring nearly 13,000 U.S. employees to hand over their federal and state tax refund checks, according to a request for settlement approval filed Thursday.

The motion marks the beginning of the end of a seven-year-long nationwide class action over allegations that India's largest conglomerate illegally forced thousands of noncitizen employees working in the U.S. to hand over tens of millions of dollars in tax refunds.

"This action has been vigorously litigated," attorneys for the plaintiffs wrote in their...

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