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CASE NAME:Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Global Horizons, Inc. (D.HI case)
ALL PLAINTIFFS:Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States (intervened and then withdrew)
ALL DEFENDANTS:Global Horizons, Inc. (d/b/a: Global Horizons Manpower, Inc.), Captain Cook Coffee Company Ltd., Del Monte Fresh Produce (Hawaii), Kauai Coffee Company, Inc., Kelena Farms, Inc., Mac Farms of Hawaii, LLC (now known as MF Nut Co., LLC), Maui Pineapple Company, Ltd. (AKA Maui Pineapple Farms), DOEs 1-15, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Inc.
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DOCKET NUMBER:1:11-cv-00257-LEK-RLP
SOURCE:Bloomberg, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Civil
RELATED CASE CITATION:United States v. Mordechai Yosef Orian, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152357
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TRIAL JUDGE(S):Leslie E. Kobayashi
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TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Hawaii
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:200 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Male
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Thailand
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:H-2A visa
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):9
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TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Agricultural Industry
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FIRST CLAIM:Pattern or practice of discriminatory treatment because of national origin, race, retaliation, and/or constructive discharge
FIRST CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a)
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SECOND CLAIM:Hostile work environment/harassment
SECOND CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)
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THIRD CLAIM:Discriminatory terms and conditions of employment
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SUMMARY:Along with the related criminal case, there's a related civil case in the database as "Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Global Horizons, Inc. (E.D.WA case)". Global Horizons recruited Thai nationals to come to Hawaii to do agricultural work, falsely promising they would make substantial money. The workers were underpaid and forced to live in inadequate housing. If they complained, they were threatened with deportation or transfer away from the farms. Global Horizons retained the workers' passports and tried to stop them from going anywhere other than their housing and the orchards. Settlements have been reached with five defendants while other defendants are going to trial.
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