Tag Archives: FELA

Railroad and maritime lawyers see victory in Supremes ruling

Although the case was closer than expected, attorneys who represent railroad workers are applauding the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that applied a relaxed causation standard to injury claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.

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An injured railroad worker suing under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act need only prove that the railroad company’s negligence played a part – no matter how small – in his injury. See “Supreme Court: Railroad workers can sue under relaxed ...

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Railroad workers’ FELA claim preempted

A suit by federal railway workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act alleging injuries caused by years of walking on oversized track ballast is preempted by the Federal Railway Safety Act, the 6th Circuit has ruled in allowing summary judgment.

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