New York: An Indian maid, who had accused her former employer, an IFS officer, and her husband of harassment and "slavery", has received a favourable ruling from a US court, which approved her petition that she be awarded $ 1.5 million as compensation by the couple.
In his order, US District Judge Victor Marrero "adopted in entirety" the report of US Magistrate Judge Frank Maas in which Maas had recommended that Shanti Gurung be paid 1.5 million dollars as compensation for the "barbaric treatment" and "emotional distress" Neena Malhotra and her husband Jogesh Malhotra caused her when she was employed as their domestic help for three years since 2006.
"The application of plaintiff Shanti Gurung for an award of damages is granted; accordingly, judgment is entered in favour of Gurung and against defendants Jogesh Malhotra and Neena Malhotra in an amount of $ 1,458,335 in accordance with the calculations and breakdown of that amount set forth in the report," Marrero said in his ruling on Tuesday.
He also ordered that the case is now closed. Marrero said the Malhotras did not file any objections to Maas' report even though they had 14 days to do so. He said the court is not required to review any portion of a magistrate judge's report that is not the subject of an objection....more
06:03 PM, Mar 21, 2012
New Delhi: Noting that diplomats enjoy immunity abroad and foreign courts have no jurisdiction over them, the Centre on Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking an order restraining an Indian maid from pursuing in the US a case against her former employers, an Indian diplomat and her husband, for allegedly abusing her. Filing a civil suit before Justice Kailash Gambhir, the Ministry of External Affairs contended that the case...
07:34 PM, Mar 12, 2012
New Delhi: India will await the final verdict in the case relating to the recommendation of a US judge that an Indian diplomat should give $1.5 million as compensation for "barbaric treatment" of her maid. Sources said on Friday that it was "premature" to comment on the issue as the compensation is recommendatory in nature. Neena Malhotra, a former Consul at Consulate General of India in New York, should give...
06:06 PM, Feb 24, 2012