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High Court To Hear If Damages For Rail Staff Can Be Taxed

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a petition from BNSF Railway Co. over whether payroll taxes should be deducted from compensation owed to a former employee for lost wages in connection with a workplace injury.

In a bid to reduce more than $125,000 in damages that a Minnesota federal court had awarded former employee Michael Loos following a knee injury in BNSF’s train yard, the company had argued that it had already paid $3,765 to the Internal Revenue Service as Loos’ share of payroll...
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Case Information

Case Title

BNSF Railway Company, Petitioner v. Michael D. Loos

Case Number



Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

3330 Federal Employers Liability

Date Filed

January 25, 2018

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