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Tag Archives: Safety Appliance Act

Appeals court affirms $35,000 verdict for railroad worker

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling denying a new trial for a man who received a $35,000 jury verdict in his lawsuit against BNSF Railway Co. for a work-related injury. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit ...

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Employment: Workplace Injury-Safety Appliance Act-General Negligence

Plaintiff was twice injured while switching railcars at defendant’s yard. Plaintiff asserted claims for strict liability under the Safety Appliance Act and for negligence. The trial court entered judgment for plaintiff on his SAA claims. On appeal, defendant argued, among ...

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