LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE, APILO AND O’MELVENY & MYERS REACH SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF ABUSED DOMESTIC WORKER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Candice Francis / Communications Director, LCCR /  415.543.9697 x216 / cfrancis@lccr.com

Lawyers’ Committee, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP reached a settlement on behalf of a Chinese woman who was trafficked into the United States and forced into a life of indentured servitude under deplorable conditions by a Bay Area couple. Following her escape over a year later, the family was prosecuted and the plaintiff eventually secured a visa to remain in the country. The civil suit sought compensation for the psychological, emotional, and medical damages she suffered, as well as numerous violations of the California Labor Code.