Marine Services Co. Hit With Human Trafficking Suits

Law360, Houston (May 21, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT) -- More than 500 employees of Signal International LLC launched suits in Texas and Mississippi federal courts Tuesday, alleging the marine services company and its recruiters lured them from India with false promises of permanent resident status and forced them into slave labor.

In three separate human trafficking suits, the foreign workers claim that Signal charged them up to $25,000 each, but never delivered on its promise to obtain permanent residency for the employees, all the while demanding that they work under “barbaric” conditions at the company’s...
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