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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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Relaxed causation standard for railroad worker suits

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, the Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.

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