This case docket contains details of SPLC legal actions.

All Cases

Rosiles-Perez, et al. v. Superior Forestry Service Inc., et al.

Date Filed: 
01/25/2006

Class action lawsuit against Superior Forestry for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections and for other violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

U.S. EEOC et al. v. Gargiulo, Inc.

Date Filed: 
09/25/2005

The lawsuit alleged five Haitian women working at Gargiulo Inc.'s tomato packinghouse in Immokalee were subjected to repeated, unwelcome sexual advances by their supervisor and then faced retaliation after they complained. The retaliation included the firing of three of the women.

Johnson v. Amox et al.

Date Filed: 
09/19/2005

This is a lawsuit against four young white men who terrorized, humiliated and beat a mentally retarded African-American man, dumped his unconscious body on the side of a dark country road and left him for dead. In 2007, a jury awarded a $9 million verdict to help the family pay for the care the victim will need for the rest of his life.

Escolastico De Leon-Granados v. Eller and Sons, Inc.

Date Filed: 
06/06/2005

A group of foreign guestworkers lured from Mexico and Guatemala to plant pine trees for Eller and Sons Trees, Inc., one of the nation’s largest forestry contractors, were not paid the wages they had earned. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued the Franklin, Ga., company on behalf of the workers, winning a record $11.8 million judgment in October 2012..

Federico Salinas-Rodriguez v. Alpha Services, Inc.

Date Filed: 
04/14/2005

Class action lawsuit against forestry company for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections, and for other violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

Hugo Martin Recinos-Recinos, et al. v. Express Forestry Inc., et al.

Date Filed: 
04/07/2005

Class action lawsuit against forestry company for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections and for other violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

Jefferson Parish Special Education

Date Filed: 
02/01/2005

The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with attorneys from the Southern Disability Law Center and the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, obtained a class-wide settlement agreement affecting all special education students with Emotional Disturbance in Jefferson Parish.

K.L.W. v. James

Date Filed: 
04/13/2004

At Columbia Training School, one of Mississippi's abusive juvenile prisons, a policy made it nearly impossible for injured children to speak with attorneys who are willing to help.

In re: Linda Cano

Date Filed: 
03/29/2004

Linda Barrera Cano, 11, was taken from her mother, Felipa Barrera, and placed in foster care after her immigrant mother was ordered to learn English in six months or risk losing her daughter.

Mattie T. et al. v. Johnson

Date Filed: 
12/15/2003

Originally filed in 1975, this class action lawsuit is aimed at improving the education provided to thousands of Mississippi schoolchildren with educational disabilities.