Jury Sticks LIRR With $911K Bill For Signal Worker's Injury

Law360, New York (May 11, 2017, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan jury hit the Long Island Railroad with a $991,000 damages verdict Thursday, finding that the railroad was negligent when it put signal worker Daniel Curran into a “work hardening” physical therapy program he claimed exacerbated an on-the-job back injury.

The jury of seven men and one woman needed about four hours to make its decision after a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, who denied the railroad's motion for summary judgment against plaintiff Daniel Curran last year.

The jury declined to find...
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