$9M Verdict Against Rail Shipper CSX Revived In Cancer Suit

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EST) -- A Tennessee appeals court has renewed an $8.6 million jury verdict favoring a longtime switch operator for rail shipping juggernaut CSX Transportation Inc. who was found to have developed fatal lung cancer from on-the-job exposure to asbestos, diesel fumes and radioactive materials.

The Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Knoxville reinstated a verdict holding that CSX had negligently caused Winston Payne’s injuries and had violated the Locomotive Inspection Act or related safety regulations, according to an order entered Dec. 27.

A second trial was ordered after...
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