Supreme Court Rejects CSX's Take On Liability Standard

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a victory for a locomotive engineer who won $184,250 after suing CSX Transportation Inc. over a hand injury, rejecting CSX's claim that a tougher standard for determining employer liability should have been applied.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the majority opinion for the high court, joined by Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Clarence Thomas joined the majority opinion, except for Part III-A. Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Anthony...
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