Tire Co. Faces Liability For Dead Immigrant's Lost Wages

By Emily Field (August 5, 2020, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Continental Tire can be held liable for the lost earning capacity of an undocumented immigrant who died in a car accident his estate blames on a defective Continental tire, a New Mexico federal judge has ruled.

In a decision Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Kea W. Riggs rejected Continental Tire's argument that the estate of Abel Portillo should not be allowed to recover damages under state law for his future lost earning capacity because federal law makes it illegal for him to work in the U.S. Portillo was a Mexican citizen who had lived and worked in the U.S. for 20 years, according...

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