[PDF] Kurian David v. Signal International [Statement from Signal International]
Signal International is a regional marine fabrication company situated on the gulf coast in Alabama and Mississippi. In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Signal’s operations in Orange, TX and Pascagoula, MS experienced a severe shortage of skilled labor…Signal was approached by labor providers and an immigration attorney who proposed it hire temporary guest workers who were skilled craftsmen under the United States’ H-2B temporary worker program. Those workers came to the US; a number of workers left and made serious accusations in lawsuits they filed against Signal seeking to create a class action. Kurian David v. Signal International, the first such case, begins jury selection on Monday, January 12, 2015…Signal has always maintained the plaintiffs’ claims are meritless, and has vigorously defended itself for over seven years.