Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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On April 3, 2019, the Civil Rights Division of the Washington Attorney General's Office (AGO) entered into a Consent Decree with Motel 6 in the case of State of Washington v. Motel 6 Operating LP and G6 Hospitality, LLC, King County Superior Court No. 18-2-00283-4 SEA. The parties have filed the Consent Decree with the Court for approval. As part of the Consent Decree, Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million into a settlement fund, which will provide approximately $10,250,000 in restitution to guests affected by Motel 6's practices.

The settlement fund will be distributed by the AGO to Motel 6 guests who stayed at certain motels in Washington between February 1, 2015, and September 17, 2017, and whose guest information was illegally disclosed by Motel 6 to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The funds will also be used to administer a claims program and for the AGO's attorneys fees and costs incurred in bringing the lawsuit.

If you stayed at one of the following Motel 6 locations between February 1, 2015 and September 17, 2017, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Individuals whose guest information was disclosed to ICE, but who had no further contact with ICE, are eligible to receive compensation for their privacy violation. Individuals who experienced additional consequences as a result of the disclosure of their guest information, such as being questioned, an arrest, confinement or deportation by ICE, may be eligible for greater compensation as determined by the AGO. Individuals who stayed at the following Motel 6 locations may be eligible for compensation:

Motel 6 Everett North (Property No. 37)
10006 Evergreen Way
Everett, Washington 98204

Motel 6 Everett South (Property No. 1331)
224 128th Street SW
Everett, Washington 98204

Motel 6 Seattle South (Property No. 736)
20651 Military Road S.
Seattle, Washington 98198

Motel 6 Seattle Airport (Property No. 1332)
16500 Pacific Highway S.
Seattle, Washington 98188

Motel 6 Seattle Sea-Tac Airport South (Property No. 4690) ("SeaTac Franchise")
18900 47th Avenue S.
Seattle, Washington 98188

Motel 6 Tacoma South (Property No. 735)
1811 S. 76th Street
Tacoma, Washington 98408

Motel 6 Bellingham (Property No. 44) (Only if you stayed at this motel between January 29, 2017 and March 11, 2017)
3701 Byron Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98225

For background information on the lawsuit, the State's complaint can be found here and the Consent Decree can be found here.

If the State does not receive a valid claim form by the designated deadline date, potential claimants will not be eligible for restitution. The State will distribute restitution to those claimants who have submitted a valid claim by the deadline set by the State. The amount of restitution paid to affected consumers shall be solely within the Attorney General's discretion.

If you would like to claim restitution that may be owed to you, please complete the online form found here. You do not have to provide your immigration status to submit a claim. Eligible claimants must submit a claim by October 31, 2019 in order to be eligible to receive restitution. It is anticipated that restitution checks will be mailed to eligible claimants by March 2020.