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Zavala v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
393 F. Supp. 2d 295 (2005)
Undocumented immigrants who worked as janitors (plaintiffs) in various stores owned by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) (defendant) filed a class action suit against Wal-Mart. Their suit alleged, among other things, that Wal-Mart falsely imprisoned its undocumented immigrant janitors by locking them into its stores during the janitors’ shifts. Additionally, the complaint alleged that Wal-Mart falsely imprisoned the janitors by threatening to deport them. Wal-Mart moved to dismiss the suit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Greenaway, J.)
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