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> FeatUre story Civil Lawyers Against World Sex Slavery By DaViD wm . Boone i t started with a t-shirt. in december of 2013, my youngest daughter participated in a mission trip to india. When she came home, she spoke of the horrors of sex trafficking outside Calcutta, and she brought me a t-shirt. "dad, do you realize that the woman * Some 300 new girls per month are this problem in my own backyard, i i bought this from makes more money brought into Atlanta, where $290 also discovered a huge void. Nobody selling three shirts a week than she million per year is spent in this arena. was bringing civil lawsuits against does from servicing 30 men per night * The majority of girls come into this the customers, the venues, or the in a brothel?" "business" at age 13. boyfriends/handlers in an effort to Like many Americans, i had assumed * These victims are an economic that sex slavery/trafficking was a crimi- asset-worth $100,000 to $200,000 eradicate the problem. nal enterprise that existed primarily in each to their "boyfriends" or traffick- HOW COULD THIS BE? foreign countries. or that it was only ers. the typical victim is often one of We have laws that prohibit conscription, something that happens to those who perhaps five or six girls controlled by laws that prohibit indentured servitude, choose to participate in the "business." the same person. laws that prohibit kidnapping and laws But further research shattered these * The life expectancy of girls tapped in that prohibit paid or involuntary sexual myths and brought to light some sober- this enterprise is only seven years. conduct and false imprisonment. So, the ing statistics: most lives are cut short by drug over- burning question became: Can our laws * In the United States alone, sex slavery doses, AidS, suicide or murder. effectively be used to help survivors of is a $9.5 billion a year industry. While researching the depths of sex trafficking? Fall 2015 37

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Verdict - Fall 2015

President’s Message
What’s New at HQ
Tips for Selecting and Implementing a New Case Management System
How I Obtained Justice for My Client
What You Need to Know About Mass Torts & Multidistrict Litigation
London Calling: Navigating the Waters When Taking a Deposition Overseas
Ethical and Practical Considerations of Co-Counseling
Avoiding Landmines: Identifying, Locating and Serving the Non-U.S. Corporate Defendant
Powerful Weapons: Public-Private Alliances Between State Attorneys General and Private Lawyers
Multidistrict Litigation: Friend or Foe?
Civil Lawyers Against World Sex Slavery
Getting Out-of-State Evidence: Domesticating a Subpoena
New Lawyers’ Corner: Five Tips for Hanging your Shingle
Case Updates: What’s New?
Workers’ Comp Updates
Champion Members
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Index to Advertisers

Verdict - Fall 2015