Foreign workers sue work placement agency

Kyle Barnett Jul. 9, 2012, 3:36am

Scott R. Cheatham

NEW ORLEANS – A group of foreign workers is suing a New Orleans-based company for deceptive trade practices.

Claudia Olmos Ramirez et al filed suit against Royal Hospitality Services, LLC in the New Orleans Civil District Court on June 19.

Ramirez claims she and numerous other workers paid the defendant for an educational work-program where they were placed with a U.S. employer. Damages in a similar case were originally awarded to the plaintiffs, but were dismissed after the plaintiffs did not respond to an appeal request by the plaintiff.

The defendant is accused of defrauding the plaintiffs.

Damages in the amount of $88,766.19 plus attorney's fees of $7,204.

Ramirez is represented by Scott R. Cheatham of New Orleans-based Adams and Reese.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates.

Case number 2012-06007.

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