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CSX Asks High Court To Tighten Employer Liability Rules

Law360 (March 28, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- CSX Transportation Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to strike down a victory for a locomotive engineer who won $184,250 after suing the company over a hand injury, arguing that a tougher standard for determining employer liability should have been applied.

Mayer Brown LLP's Charles Rothfeld told the high court on Friday that the Federal Employers Liability Act, which allows railroad workers to recover for injuries stemming from their employers' negligence, requires proof of proximate causation.

However, Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel...
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