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Dell Discrimination

A new class action suit, filed in Miami by law firm Holtzman Equels, accuses Dell of discriminating against non-English speakers in its lending policies. According to Jessica Walker in the Daily Business Review, Juan Carlos Arteaga, a Miami businessman, was approved by Dell for a line of credit. But that approval was later withdrawn on the grounds (at least according to an internal Dell email that Mr. Arteaga could not "speak English and a non-English speaker can't personally guarantee an account for fear they may not understand the terms and conditions of the lease." This is a potenitally explosive suit, not merely because of Dell's deep pockets and high profile, but because it touches on the sensitive issues surrounding America's Hispanic population. Stay tuned.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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