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Utah Company’s Lawsuit Over L-1B Visa Denials Partially Tossed

July 6, 2022, 5:55 PM

Smart home company Vivint Inc.'s lawsuit over the denial of nonimmigrant visas for sales managers was partially blocked after a district court found it lacked jurisdiction over the case.

Provo, Utah-based Vivint sued the Department of Homeland Security in September 2020 over the denial of L-1B visas for sales managers at the company. Those visas allow employers to transfer workers with specialized knowledge from one of its foreign offices to the US.

Thirteen individuals were named as plaintiffs, but Tuesday’s dismissal order from the US District Court for the District of Utah only applied to seven Vivint employees. Those workers ...