Hernandez - Josefina Becerra Hernandez, individually and as...

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Josefina Becerra Hernandez, individually and as Trustee for the estate of Felipe Ledesma Cruz, deceased, and for Rebecca Ledesma Becerra, Plaintiff, v. Terry Alan Flor, Central Landscaping, Inc., Central Turf Farms, and Champion Home Builders Co., Defendants. Civil File No. 01-183 (PAM/RLE) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23208 November 29, 2002, Decided Facts Plaintiff, the wife of a deceased migrant worker, sued defendants, a mobile home owner, the decedent's employer, and the mobile home manufacturer, for negligence, violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWAP), 29 U.S.C.S. ß 1801 et seq., and products liability. The wife, the employer, and the manufacturer filed summary judgment motions; the wife and the manufacturer moved to exclude expert testimony. The decedent was killed when the mobile home caught fire. The only smoke detector in the mobile home was inoperable. The employer deducted rent payments from the decedent's paycheck and performed some maintenance work on the mobile home. The court found that the owner was negligent per se under Minn. Stat. ß 299F.362, which
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2010 for the course BUSE 140 taught by Professor Jefferies during the Spring '08 term at San Diego.

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