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CoreCivic Wins Partial Stay for Forced Labor Class Action Appeal

July 29, 2021, 5:18 PM

A federal judge granted private prison giant CoreCivic Inc.’s request to pause trial court proceedings pending its appeal of a class certification ruling in a lawsuit in which immigration detainees claim the company coerced them to work without pay.

The stay doesn’t apply to the plaintiffs’ discovery—the process of obtaining and exchanging evidence—for three CoreCivic detention centers in California, according to an opinion filed late Wednesday. The Nashville, Tenn.-based company operates 24 facilities nationwide.

“The full stay requested by CoreCivic is not warranted because CoreCivic has failed to show that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm,” Judge Janis Sammartino ...

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