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Settlement Approved In Discrimination Suit Against Motel 6

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A judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by the advocacy group MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, that alleged Motel 6 employees in Phoenix shared private information of guests with immigration authorities.

The suit says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents visited some of the guests at their motel rooms a day after they showed passports, driver's licenses or identification cards issued by the Mexican government to Motel 6 employees. Some were later arrested.

Motel 6 has denied wrongdoing. Motel 6 also settled a similar lawsuit last year in Washington state for $12 million.

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