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Client Alert: Disclosure of Plaintiff’s Status as Undocumented Alien to Prospective Jury Panel Grounds for Mistrial

In Velasquez v. Centrome, Inc. (No. B247080, filed 1/30/2015) the Court of Appeal, Second District, held that a trial judge’s disclosure to the panel of prospective jurors of plaintiff’s status as an undocumented alien was...more

Washington State Supreme Court Rules that Immigration Status Can’t Be Used in Civil Cases

In a landmark decision by the Washington State Supreme Court, a person’s legal status in the country cannot be brought up by attorneys in civil cases, allowing immigrants to pursue legal claims without fear of reprisals from...more

Court finds that an illegal immigrant can assert a lost wage claim in connection with a personal injury lawsuit

In Kalyta v. Versa Products, et. al., a federal judge found that an illegal immigrant can assert a lost wage claim in connection with a lawsuit for personal injuries. In this matter, plaintiff had entered the United...more

Is a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status Relevant In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The United States District Court recently issued an interesting decision in an Illinois personal injury case. In Zuniga v. Morris Material Handling, Inc., 2011 WL 663136 (N.D.N.Y 2011), the plaintiff was injured while...more

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