The case, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of approximately 150 current and former hotel workers alleges that the hotel cheated them out of legal wages required by the Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone Ordinance, among other claims. The city ordinance was signed by the Mayor in 2007. The complaint seeks back pay for affected employees and a court injunction mandating that Hilton comply with the city living wage laws in the LAX Corridor area. Read the news coverage from the LA Times here. You can view the press release here.
Arguments in the Appeal of an international case alleging human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Claims Act against oil giant Chevron Corporation took place before the Ninth Circuit this week. HSRR, along with its co-counsel, presented their arguments to the court that the 2008 jury verdict absolving Chevron should be set aside due to flawed jury instructions. Read the news coverage here. More coverage here.
HSRR's Radhika Sainath's article concerning the recent Israeli attack on a flotilla off the coast of the Gaza Strip has been published in the Electronic Intifada. Read the article here. Link to the article on the Electronic Intifada site here.