Judge Calls Meeting in US Seafood Case

Moeun Tola “I don’t support this delay because the victims have been waiting since 2012 and it’s now 2016,” he said. “They have been waiting for four years.”

Judge Calls Meeting in US Seafood Case

WASHINGTON DC — A California judge has ordered lawyers representing two US seafood companies to appear in court for a scheduling conference following a lawsuit filed on behalf of seven Cambodians who claim they were duped into a life of servitude working in factories that supply the firms.

The alleged victims – five men and two women – filed the complaint against US-registered companies Rubicon Resources and Wales & Co Universe, and Thai firms Phatthana Seafood Co., and S.S. Frozen Food Co., on June 15. In the complaint, the plaintiffs say they were tricked into working for the companies and spent nearly two years – between 2010 and 2012 – living in “forced labor, servitude, and peonage.”

Read more: http://www.voacambodia.com/a/judge-calls-meeting-in-us-seafood-case/3472048.html

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