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Sotomayor uses "undocumented immigrant" in Supreme Court opinion; never happened before - 12/09/09

... Sotomayor’s opinion in the case, Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter, No. 08-678, marked the first use of the term "undocumented immigrant," according to a legal database. The term "illegal immigrant" has appeared in a dozen decisions. This is a relatively minor issue, but expect things to get worse and maybe even much worse. At this point in time, it's worth looking back at those who basically took...

"Mohawk Industries accused of witness tampering" - 04/07/07

... been requested to determine if Mohawk Industries tampered with potential witnesses in a federal lawsuit. The Calhoun-based carpet manufacturer is accused of "widespread employment of illegal workers" in order to drive down wages and workers compensation claims at their Northwest Georgia plants. ...one former employee and one current employee have stepped forward saying they have been...

Mohawk Carpet RICO class action suit can proceed - 10/04/06

... current workers at Dalton-based Mohawk Industries claim they received lower wages than workers at other companies in the Dalton area, which is known as the ``Carpet Capital of the World'' and home to carpet plants for Shaw Industries, Interface and other companies.

Businesses worried about being sued for hiring illegal aliens - 02/15/06

... racketeering case involving carpet giant Mohawk Industries Inc., its employment practices and allegations that it used labor recruiters in Brownsville. The case is being closely watched by many employment law specialists – particularly in areas such as North Texas with large illegal immigrant populations – because it could trigger a rash of costly suits against businesses that depend on...

Are you a lawyer who likes money? - 06/14/05

... Suit Involving Illegal Aliens". Mohawk Industries Inc., a very large manufacturer of carpets and flooring, is accused of working with employment agencies to hire illegal aliens with the intent of depressing the wages of their American workers. They're being sued using RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Previously in this story: "Forging a New Use for Civil RICO".

"Forging a New Use for Civil RICO" - 09/09/04

... motion to dismiss brought by Mohawk Industries Inc., a Calhoun, Ga., maker of rugs and carpets. Williams v. Mohawk Industries Inc., No. 04-CV-0003... There are more legal links here and here.