Motel 6, MALDEF Due In Federal Court Friday

By Matthew Casey
Published: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 3:19pm
Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:48pm

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The Motel 6 at 4130 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix was one of the locations where there were ICE arrests, according to the Phoenix New Times.

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.

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