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Filipino Nurses’ Human Trafficking Case Settlement Gets Early OK

Nov. 23, 2021, 2:28 PM

Filipino nurses brought to the U.S. with promises of good-paying jobs and opportunities for citizenship received preliminary approval of a $3 million settlement with recruiters they accused of engaging in human trafficking.

Judge Nina Gershon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered attorneys to email each class member a notice of the settlement and to post the notice on the class action website.

Class counsel must notify the court of the status of notification by Jan. 25. A fairness hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22, Monday’s order said.

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