Motel 6, MALDEF Due In Federal Court Friday
The sides in a lawsuit over alleged sharing of motel-guest information with immigration authorities are due in federal court Friday, and they’ve asked a judge to give initial approval to a revamped multimillion-dollar settlement.
In January, Motel 6 and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund sought initial approval of a complex settlement of the class-action lawsuit. But the judge said he needed more information before moving forward.
The sides have since reworked their proposal. Court documents say it expands the number of Motel 6 guests who could be eligible for a payout.
The new plan also increases the pot of money available to people whose information was shared, or had contact with immigration authorities, to $10 million. Any unclaimed money would be divided between Motel 6 and a handful of groups that help immigrants.