Press Advisory: MALDEF and Co-Counsel Outten and Golden LLP to File Class Action Employment Discrimination Complaint Against National Insurance Company

MALDEF Outten & Golden LLP
July 8, 2014


Larry Gonzalez: (202) 466-0879

Erin Powers: (281) 703-6000

NEW YORK, NY The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and co-counsel Outten and Golden LLP of New York will announce the filing of a class action complaint against a national insurance company.  The complaint alleges that company has a practice of denying jobs to certain immigrants, which violates the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and a 2012 presidential executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   The company rescinded a job offer to an honors student who is now seeking to represent a class of claimants.


  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF
  • Adam T. Klein, Partner and Chair, Class Action Practice Group, Outten and Golden, LLP
  • Maribel Hernández Rivera, Staff Attorney, MALDEF
  • Plaintiff in class action complaint

WHEN:       Wednesday, July 9, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:     The Gansevoort Hotel, 28th Street and Park Avenue, New York. The Park Avenue Ballroom.

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