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BNSF loses $17M verdict, faulted for concrete barrier at railroad crossing

Many lawsuits against railroads involve allegations of a lack of safety devices. In a case in Cape Girardeau County that resulted in a $17 million plaintiff’s win, the safety device was the issue. A jury on Aug. 30 awarded $12 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for a girl who was catastrophically ...
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