$937.5K Jury Award Stands In NS Railway Conductor Mishap

Law360, Washington (March 21, 2016, 8:07 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge Friday let stand a $937,500 jury award to a Norfolk Southern Railway Co. conductor who was injured while trying to connect two rail cars, saying the jury had enough evidence to conclude the conductor was partly at fault.

Judge Theresa L Springmann rejected a bid by Kristofer Loy to take the case out of the jury’s hands and issue a judgment fully in his favor, finding that Norfolk Southern had presented sufficient evidence that it did not violate the Safety Appliance Act and that Loy’s negligence contributed to the accident.

The mishap occurred in March 2009 at...

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February 17, 2012

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