FELA: Durable and still going strong

Opinion analysis: Court restricts lawsuits against out-of-state railroads

http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/05/opinion-analysis-court-restricts-lawsuits-state-railroads/FELA does not itself create a special rule authorizing jurisdiction over railroads just because they happen to do business in a particular place, the court emphasized.

Second, the court continued, a Montana rule that allows courts in the state to …

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Appeals court: Ex-rail worker can keep $21M judgment for foot severely injured in accident on job

http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511200617-appeals-court-ex-rail-worker-can-keep-21m-judgment-for-foot-severely-injured-in-accident-on-jobA state appeals court has upheld a $21 million judgment for a railroad worker who hurt his foot on the job.

The panel said Norfolk Southern failed to cite federal precedent to support its claim a disability award was improper for a FELA …

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Supreme Court: General Personal Jurisdiction Test Applies to All Actions

In BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, 137 S. Ct. 1549 (U.S. 2017) (No. 16-405), plaintiff employees sued the defendant railroad under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) in Montana state court.

The defendant was neither headquartered nor incorporated …

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Amtrak building manager says company violated FELA through two injuries he suffered since 2014

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511167936-amtrak-building-manager-says-company-violated-fela-through-two-injuries-he-suffered-since-2014An Amtrak building manager claims the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) on two occasions in the past three years, when he suffered two injuries in the course of his employment and/or tenure with the company.

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FELA: Durable and still going strong

Railroads abhor it; labor leaders adore it.

The most senior and conservative Republican in the U.S. Senate is its staunchest supporter.

Say hello to the 109-year-old Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), which has nothing to do with federal workers …

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Lawsuit: Amtrak trackman and driver’s shoulder injuries are the result of FELA violation

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511221824-lawsuit-amtrak-trackman-and-driver-s-shoulder-injuries-are-the-result-of-fela-violationAn Amtrak trackman and truck driver has accused the train transportation company of violating the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not making for a safe workplace, which he says led to his serious shoulder injuries.

Adam R …

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Former Amtrak electrician says company at fault for career-ending hand injuries

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511217972-former-amtrak-electrician-says-company-at-fault-for-career-ending-hand-injuriesAn Amtrak electrician has alleged the train transportation company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not providing a safe workplace, and causing an electricity accident that left him with severe, career-ending …

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Former railroad conductor and brakeman alleges his kidney cancer was caused by toxic substance exposure

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511215816-former-railroad-conductor-and-brakeman-alleges-his-kidney-cancer-was-caused-by-toxic-substance-exposureA former train conductor and brakeman of 36 years claims a trio of rail companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by neglecting to provide him a safe workplace, and allegedly causing him to contract kidney cancer …

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Union Pacific prevails at Supreme Court in St. Clair County FELA case

http://madisonrecord.com/stories/511083905-union-pacific-prevails-at-supreme-court-in-st-clair-county-fela-caseUnion Pacific Railroad, which won a jury verdict in an employee’s injury trial but lost it at the Fifth District appellate court, regained its victory at the Illinois Supreme Court on Feb. 17.

The Justices ruled that Union Pacific …

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CSX Escapes $2M Verdict As Fla. High Court Drops Case

The duty at issue in the instant case is well-established, Manko said: “Under FELA, railroads owe a duty to exercise reasonable care to both provide a safe workplace and, as part and parcel of that duty, they have a duty to exercise reasonable care to …

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