Southern Poverty Law Center, Immigrant Justice Project, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

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Civil Litigation on Behalf of Victims of Human Trafficking, authored by D. Werner (Immigrant Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center) and K. Kim (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) (October 13, 2008), is a Manual for civil attorneys representing trafficking victims, discussing: (1) Logistical Concerns (Pros/Cons, Co-Counseling, Working with a Parallel Criminal Prosecution, Client Credibility, Handling Release/Waiver Signed by Client, Limitations on Certain Cases); (2) Procedure (Protecting Client from Traffickers, Individual Actions vs. Class Actions); (3) When/Where to File Civil Action; (4) Whom to Name as Defendant; (5) When to Include Jury Demand; (6) Service of Process; (7) Causes of Action (TVPA, 13th Amendment Implied Rights of Action, Alien Tort Claims Act, RICO, Fair Labor Standards Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §1981, Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, 1871, Torts, Contract and Quasi-Contract Claims); (8) Damages.

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February 25th, 2013