Noe Escamilla v. Shiel Sexton Company Inc. (54A01-1506-CT-602) While working at a construction site at which Shiel Sexton was the general contractor, Noe Escamilla sustained injuries that prevent him from obtaining future employment as a masonry laborer. He sued Shiel Sexton for lost future income. Shiel Sexton wishes to admit evidence of Escamilla's status as an immigrant and asserts that future wages should be limited to what Escamilla could make in Mexico. Escamilla argues that evidence of his immigration status would be more prejudicial than probative and that his lost income should be based on U.S. wages like those he has been making. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Baker, May and Bradford. [Where: Court of Appeals courtroom (WEBCAST)]Yeah, that's the argument attorneys for Shiel Sexton will be making before the Indiana Court of Appeals on January 6 at 1:30 p.m.: evidence of his immigration status should be allowed to diminish his claim. Be sure to tune in and listen to the oral argument webcast live on the Internet by clicking here. You can bet none of the local media will pay attention to this case since the owners of Shiel Sexton are certified members of the downtown mafia that operates Indianapolis government as their personal profit center.
Hat tip to Indiana Law Blog.