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Domestic Worker Client of NYATN Member AALDEF Awarded More than $1.2 Million in Federal Court

After a federal judge found Filipina domestic worker Elizabeth Ballesteros’s testimony “highly credible” against a colonel in the United Arab Emirates navy at the damages hearing for default judgment in her case, Ballesteros v. Al-Ali, Judge John McConnell ordered the defendant, Col. Arif Mohamed Saaed Mohamed Al-Ali, to pay more than $1.2 million to her.  In stark contrast to the assessment of the judge from the criminal action, Judge McConnell remarked that he found that Ms. Ballesteros’s allegations in her civil suit along with her testimony established “outrageous, illegal, and inhumane conduct on the part of Mr. Al-Ali.”  Read more….

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