Ill. Court Affirms $3.9M Verdict In Train Accident

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court on Monday upheld a $3.9 million jury award to a plaintiff who at age 12 was injured while trying to board a moving train, saying the dangers were not obvious enough to him to absolve the railroad of liability.

The Illinois Appellate Court's First Division said the boy, who lost his leg in the incident, testified that he did not appreciate the danger and full risk of harm of jumping on a slow-moving train. Under the 1955 Illinois Supreme Court ruling in...
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