Recruiter Can't Dodge $4.5M Jury Award To Filipino Teachers

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Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2015, 9:32 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit refused Monday to disturb a jury’s $4.5 million award to a class of roughly 350 Filipino teachers who accused recruitment companies of demanding they pay massive processing and placement fees or face losing their jobs in Louisiana.

Affirming a California federal judge’s amended judgment following the jury verdict, the appeals court decided that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International Inc. and its principal, Lourdes “Lulu” Navarro, had to pay back the fees, along with about $1.3 million in attorneys’ fees.

The teachers claimed UPI…

Source: Law360