The recent crackdown on illegal aliens has left companies coast-to-coast reeling from new laws, criminal investigations and lawsuits that target the hiring of undocumented workers.
But the news isn't all bad for employers. Before a closely watched test case could go to trial, the 9th Circuit threw it out, thus deterring a potential flood of litigation against American business.
Foster is the Chicago attorney who won a groundbreaking $1.3 million RICO class action settlement in 2006 for the employees of a Washington state-based fruit company who complained their employer's hiring of undocumented labor hurt them financially.
Foster argues the 9th Circuit's decision conflicts with its own jurisprudence, appellate precedents from other circuits and Supreme Court authority.