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Woman Sues Maine Motels for Ignoring Signs of Sex Trafficking

A former Maine resident is becoming the first woman in the state to join a national effort to force hotel and motel owners to compensate victims of sex trafficking. The woman, identified in court documents by the initials R.T., said …

Lawsuit Presses Costco Liability for Thailand Fishing’s Slave Labor

Costco Wholesale Corp. was sued for selling farmed shrimp from Thailand, where slave labor and human trafficking in the fishing industry are widespread, and allegedly misleading U.S. consumers about it. A California woman filed what may be the first such …