Texas Court Says Illegal Workers Can Recover Lost Wages

Law360, Dallas (January 3, 2013, 8:28 PM EST) -- A Texas court has held that federal immigration laws don’t preempt workers who are in the country illegally from recovering damages for lost wages or loss of earning capacity under state tort law.

The Fifth Court of Appeals, in a Dec. 21 opinion, rejected arguments that Grocers Supply Inc. should not be responsible for paying lost wages damages in a negligence suit brought by three men injured in a car accident with a Grocers Supply 18-wheeler. The court said neither the Immigration Reform and Control Act...
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