SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Two San Diego County men have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tennessee corporation, alleging negligence, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, violation of civil rights and violation of state law.
Sylvester Owino and Jonathan Gomez, two former civil immigration detaninees, filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, May 31 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Corecivic Inc. of Nashville, alleging the defendant detainees to the Otay Mesa Detention Facility in Otay Mesa, California.
According to the complaint, Owino and Gomez suffered monetary damages from being forced into working inside the detention center. The plaintiffs allege Corecivic forced the plaintiffs to work without paying them.
Owino and Gomez seek trial by jury, restitution, damages, treble damages, punitive damages, disgorgement, profits, ill gotten gains, attorney fees, pre-and post-judgment interest, and all other equitable relief. They are represented by attorney Robert L. Teel of Law Office of Robert L. Teel in Langley, Washington.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:17-cv-01112-JLS-NLS