Bronx Venue May Prove Costly For Train Crash Defendants
Law360, New York (April 7, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A New York City policeman's suit seeking $10 million in punitive damages for mental and physical injury after December's deadly Metro-North Railroad crash is likely the first of many aggressive filings in the Bronx, a borough whose plaintiff-friendly reputation is likely to embolden claimants, experts said Monday.
The litigation phase officially began Friday when Eddie Russell, a police officer claiming post-traumatic stress, nerve damage and back and neck injuries, filed suit in Bronx County trial court demanding compensation for his injuries, as well as punitive damages, because of the railroad's “gross negligence" in the Dec. 1 crash.
Russell had filed a...
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