California Rejects Jury Consideration of Immigration Status in Personal Injury Suits

On August 17, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 2159, ensuring equal treatment of injured Californians regardless of immigration status when they seek damages in Court.  This bill prohibits consideration of an injured person’s immigration status in personal injury and wrongful death suits.  This bill will become law on January 1, 2017. Currently, juries consider immigration [...]