Last week, attorneys representing over 500 guestworkers from India, filed for class certification in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, alleging that the men were unlawfully trafficked into the U.S. through the federal government’s H-2B guestworker program to work as welders and pipefitters after Hurricane Katrina scattered the defendants’ workforce. The defendants, Signal International, LLC, along with other related corporate entities, are being accused of luring the plaintiffs into the U.S. through the guestworker program with false assurances of becoming lawful permanent U.S. residents and subjecting these men to inhumane living conditions, threats of serious bodily harm and other such abuses. If class status is granted, this lawsuit entitled, David, et al. v. Signal International LLC, et al., could be the largest human trafficking case in our country’s history.