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Jury Orders NY Immigration Lawyer to Pay $1M in Damages

"Prominent Morningside Heights immigration attorney and small business booster Alfred Placeres has been lauded by Mayor Bloomberg and dished out advice on Telemundo. But this month, a Manhattan jury decided that Placeres owes a Venezuelan man a million dollars in damages after his case was bungled...

Iowa SC on Immigration Attorney Malpractice, Damages, Emotional Distress: Miranda v. Said

"This is not a case that requires us to reconsider the rule we have developed over the years to determine if damages for emotional harm are recoverable in an action for negligence. The exception to the rule, applied to the facts presented to the jury in this case, support emotional distress damages...

$1.2M in Damages Awarded Against USA in FTCA Case; Asylum Officer Misconduct: Lu v. USA

"Lu suffered loss of enjoyment of life, grief, anxiety, humiliation, emotional distress and has signs of PTSD and physically suffered weight loss, insomnia, and "avoidance of traumatic reminders" and dark circles under her eyes. (See Findings of Fact 20.) She also suffered a miscarriage...

ICE Locks Up U.S. Citizen for Seven Months; She Sues

"Immigration officials imprisoned a U.S. citizen for seven months and when she sued for the abuse tried to revoke her citizenship in retaliation, the woman claims in court. Sharon Arlanza Yost sued the United States in Federal Court . ... Yost seeks damages for negligence, false imprisonment, and...

Lengthy Detention of American Citizen by ICE Yields Small Award: Watson v. USA

Watson v. USA, Feb. 25, 2016 - "This arcane case involves a combination of critical negligent factual errors by government officials and rare reversals in the interpretation of applicable substantive citizenship law. An American citizen was wrongly arrested and held as an alien for 1,273 days while...

Abused Filipino Visa Workers to Receive Over $15M in Damages

L.A. Times, May 13, 2016 - "The owners of the now-shuttered L’Amande French Bakery that operated in Beverly Hills and Torrance have been ordered to pay nearly $15.3 million in damages for exploiting 11 Filipino workers. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin on May 2 granted a default judgment...