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Agency Deference May Be At Risk In High Court Railroad Row

By Vidya Kauri (November 15, 2018, 8:57 PM EST) -- A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether compensation for an injured railroad worker's lost wages should be taxed could jeopardize the deference that courts have afforded government agencies in interpreting legislation for nearly 35 years.

The Supreme Court will rule on whether payroll taxes should be deducted from a $30,000 award that a former BNSF Railway Co. employee won in lost wages. (AP) Following oral arguments last week, justices are set to rule on whether payroll taxes should be deducted from a $30,000 award that Michael Loos, a former BNSF Railway Co. employee, won in lost wages after falling into...

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