Immigration Law

Motel 6 Proposes $7.6M Settlement over Latino Guest Targeting

Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2018 - "After a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain agreed to pay as much as $7.6 million to guests who said their private information was given to U.S. immigration agents, according to court records. ... The proposed settlement states that Motel 6 will pay up to $5.6 million (at least $7,500 per guest) to those who were placed in immigration-removal proceedings; up to $1 million (at least $1,000 per guest) to those who were interrogated; and up to $1 million (at least $50 per guest) to those whose personal information was given to federal authorities. Furthermore, Motel 6 will cover the cost of the former guests' legal fees. The settlement agreement must still be approved by the district court."