5th Circuit Vacates U Visa Discovery Orders, Remands For New Approach

Mealey's (September 30, 2016, 10:39 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — The grant of discovery orders seeking visa information for undocumented aliens cooperating in a government investigation of an employer accused of discrimination are too broad and impose an undue burden, a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Sept. 27, remanding to the Mississippi trial court “to devise an approach to U visa discovery that adequately protects the diverse and competing interests at stake” (Maria Cazorla, et al. v. Koch Foods of Mississippi, L.L.C., et al., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Koch...
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