06/19/2012 09:43 am ET

Latino Hate Crime Lawsuit Denied

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – A $40 million lawsuit stemming from the 2008 stabbing death of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in New York's Long Island has been thrown out.

Newsday reports a U.S. District Court judge denied the lawsuit because of a technicality. A process server delivered the court summons and complaint to a state criminal court building rather than the county clerk's office.

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