Motel 10 Million

Privacy scandal

According to court documents, for over two and a half years, Motel 6 employees provided guest information to Immigration and Customers Enforcement agents.  With the information provided, officers screened anyone listed with a Hispanic-sounding last name.  Some of the identifiers obtained include license plate numbers, full names, birthdays, and room numbers.  While some individuals were simply “looked into,” others were detained or arrested. These guest lists were willingly handed over without warrants or subpoenas.  As a result, the civil rights activist group Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a class action lawsuit in January 2018. Read more

DMV Drove Right into a Lawsuit

Falling into suit

Among the conditions that could possibly prevent an individual from renewing their license, being able to walk across the DMV without a supportive mobility device is not one of them.  Based on certain symptoms, such as confusion, shortness of breath, impulsive behaviors, or impaired response time, DMV workers are trained to identify potentially unsafe drivers.  The federal courts are left to decide whether or not the rights of a 78-year-old woman were violated when she was instructed to walk without her cane and subsequently fell and broke her wrist. Read more