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The Latest: US Judge asks for revision of Motel 6 settlement

January 29, 2019
FILE - This Sept. 14, 2017, file photo shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. A federal judge in Phoenix will review terms of a settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed by Motel 6 guests who say employees of the national budget chain shared their private information with immigration officials. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge’s review of a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by Motel 6 guests (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

A federal judge has asked for more information before he approves a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Motel 6 guests who say employees of national budget chain shared their private information with immigration officials.

Judge David G. Campbell on Tuesday told attorneys for Motel 6 and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund he needed more information about how many people could be affected.

A proposed settlement they announced last year calls for the chain to compensate targeted guests and order its locations to prevent the practice.

Campbell asked them to file a new proposal by March 29 and return to court April 16.

The civil rights group said Motel 6 discriminated against customers at two Phoenix locations by sharing their information with U.S. immigration agents.

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10 a.m.

A federal judge in Phoenix will review terms of a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by Motel 6 guests who say employees of the national budget chain shared their private information with immigration officials.

The proposed accord between Motel 6 and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund announced in November calls for the chain to compensate targeted guests and order its locations to prevent the practice.

Judge David G. Campbell is to rule on the settlement terms Tuesday afternoon.

Under the settlement proposal filed late last year in federal court, Motel 6 said it would collectively pay affected guests up to $7.6 million.

The civil rights group alleged the motel chain discriminated against customers at two Phoenix locations by sharing their information with U.S. immigration agents.

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