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Motel 6 to Pay $12M to Settle Lawsuit in Washington

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Motel 6 to Pay $12M to Settle Lawsuit in Washington

Motel 6 to Pay $12M to Settle Lawsuit in Washington

Washington's attorney general sued the budget hotel chain in 2018 over its practice of sharing guests' information with ICE agents.

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Motel 6 to Pay $12M to Settle Lawsuit in Washington

Motel 6  will pay $12 million  to settle a lawsuit claiming it illegally disclosed the private information of some of its guests to immigration enforcement agents.

That's according to Washington state's Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued the budget hotel chain back in early 2018.  The lawsuit alleged  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would visit Motel 6 locations in the state and request guest lists without a warrant or probable cause.

It said the ICE agents would "[circle] guests with Latino-sounding names." Ferguson's office said seven Motel 6 locations in Washington shared the personal information of roughly 80,000 guests with ICE agents over a two-year period, violating the state's consumer-protection law.

In addition to the $12 million settlement, Motel 6 also signed a commitment stating its locations will no longer give guest information to authorities who don't have a warrant or a subpoena.

Last year, the chain  agreed to pay up to $7.6 million  to settle a class-action lawsuit over its guest-list sharing at several of its Arizona locations.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .




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