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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Case Title

Samuel et al v. Signal International L.L.C. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00323

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Marcia A. Crone

Date Filed

May 21, 2013


Case Title

Joseph et al v. Signal International, LLC et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00324

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Ron Clark

Date Filed

May 21, 2013


Case Title

Achari et al v. Signal International, LLC et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00222

Court

Mississippi Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Louis Guirola, Jr

Date Filed

May 21, 2013

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