Engineer In Metro-North Derailment Sues For Negligence

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 6:47 PM EST) -- The engineer who reportedly fell asleep while operating a Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx, New York, in December 2013, killing four people, sued the railroad for negligence in Manhattan federal court Thursday, seeking $10 million and claiming the railroad’s shoddy systems caused the accident.

William E. Rockefeller alleged in his complaint that Metro-North negligently and carelessly conducted itself by failing to install signaling and automatic braking systems on the curved track near the Spuyten Duyvil station that would’ve kicked in to stop the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rockefeller v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Federal Employer's Liability


Vincent L. Briccetti

Date Filed

November 30, 2016


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