Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve claims that they shared Latino guest information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
The settlement benefits consumers who rented rooms of certain Motel 6 locations in Washington between Jan. 1, 2015 and Sept. 17, 2017. A full list of the affected locations is available in the “Who’s Eligible” section below.
Even if Motel 6 customers did not have any further contact with ICE, they are eligible for $50 if their private information was shared.
The Motel 6 ICE class action lawsuit was filed in January 2018. In the complaint, the Washington Attorney General’s office claimed that the hotel chain had a corporate policy of sharing private guest information with ICE when it was requested. Some of the hotel locations allegedly provided information almost daily.
Information was allegedly shared with ICE without agents providing warrants or establishing probable cause, according to the Motel 6 class action lawsuit.
ICE then reportedly used the information to make immigration arrests if guests had Latino-sounding names.
The Washington Attorney General claimed that this practice was a violation of the state’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws.
In April 2019, Motel 6 agreed to pay $12 million to resolve the claims against them. The budget motel chain did not admit any wrongdoing by settling the class action allegations against them but is reportedly seeking to “take corporate responsibility for past actions that adversely affected some of its customers.”
The settlement will provide cash payments and will require Motel 6 to implement a new training and compliance plan.
Settlement payment amounts will vary. According to the settlement notice, payment amounts will vary “depending on the extent of the harm that occurred as a result of having your private information shared with DHS/ICE.”
In order to benefit from the Motel 6 ICE class action settlement, Class Members need to file a valid claim by Dec. 31, 2019. You do not have to provide your immigration status to submit a claim.
Consumers who rented rooms of certain Motel 6 locations in Washington State between Jan. 1, 2015 and Sept. 17, 2017. The locations include:
- Motel 6 Everett North (10006 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204)
- Motel 6 Everett South (224 128th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204)
- Motel 6 Seattle South (20651 Military Road S., Seattle, WA 98198)
- Motel 6 Seattle Airport (16500 Pacific Highway S, Seattle, WA 98188)
- Motel 6 Seattle (Sea-Tac Airport South, 18900 47th Avenue S.)
- Motel 6 Tacoma South (1811 S. 76th Street, Tacoma, WA 98408)
- From Jan. 29, 2017 to March 11, 2017 only: Motel 6 Bellingham (3701 Byron Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225)
Up to $7,500.
Compensation will vary on the extent of harm that occurred as a result of private information being shared.
- $50 for each Class Member whose information was shared with immigration
- $1,000 for each Class Member questioned by immigration
- $7,500 for each Class Member who experienced removal proceedings after being questioned
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NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
State of Washington v. Motel 6 Operating LP, et al., Case No. 18-2-00283-4 SEA, in the Superior Court of the State of Washington, King County
Washington Motel 6 Claims
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