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SOURCE Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard and Steve Shadowen, principals at Texas law firm Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP, and Hilliard Shadowen, LLP win a historic civil rights victory for the family of a 15-year-old boy killed by United States Border Patrol agents in El Paso. In a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the court rejected the Border Patrol's claim of immunity for its agents who fired the fatal shots across the border into Mexico.
WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT DISMISSED
Hilliard pursued a wrongful-death lawsuit for the parents of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, who was shot in the face by a Border Patrol agent. The teenager was standing on Mexican soil when he was killed. An El Paso Judge dismissed the suit on the grounds that Hernandez was not killed in the United States and was not entitled to relief under the U.S. Constitution.
Attorney Bob Hilliard says this is the first step in achieving justice for Hernandez's murder:
VICTIM'S FAMILY STILL MOURNS SONS DEATH
Maria Guadalupe Guereca Bentacour spoke with attorneys immediately after the judge's gave their ruling:
"I am happy that the claims against the Agent, the man who shot and killed my son, survived. I look forward to going to Court and having the United States judicial system bring justice to this tragedy."
Hilliard has filed two federal lawsuits against the federal border patrol agency as a result of the wrongful shooting deaths of Mexican citizens. He currently represents five families who have suffered wrongful border shootings resulting in the deaths of innocent Mexican Nationals.
ABOUT HILLIARD SHADOWEN http://www.hilliardshadowenlaw.com
Hilliard Shadowen LLC specializes in complex cases involving economic and social justice. Bob Hilliard and Steve Shadowen founded the firm in January 2012 to achieve a mutual goal: establish a team of experienced, resolute attorneys dedicated to the pursuit of social justice for each client.
ABOUT HMG http://www.hmglawfirm.com
Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP (HMG) specializes in mass torts, personal injury, product liability, commercial and business litigation, and wrongful death. Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP has been successfully representing clients in the United States and Mexico since 1986. Bob Hilliard obtained the Largest Verdict in the country in 2012 and the #1 verdict in Texas in 2013.
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