FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Candice Francis / Communications Director, LCCR / 415.543.9697 x216 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.