The finance arm of personal computer maker Dell violated federal anti-discrimination laws by denying loans to Hispanics who don’t speak English, according to a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami.

Thomas K. Equels, a partner at Holtzman Equels in Miami, filed the suit last week on behalf of businessman Juan Carlos Arteaga, alleging violations of the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Equels is seeking an injunction against Dell to prevent the company from discriminating on the basis of language to other potential customers as the case is pending.

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