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CSX Wins Verdict In Rail Worker's Philly Toxic Tort Case

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 5:51 PM EST) -- After a six-day trial CSX Transportation Inc. has shed what Philadelphia jurors determined were too-late claims from a brakeman who worked for the railway's predecessors and alleged that on-the-job exposure to toxic substances caused his kidney cancer.

The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas jury took just 37 minutes of deliberations over its lunch hour Friday to rule against Willie Parham on statute-of-limitations grounds.

Parham sued CSX in June 2016, arguing that the company was liable for his cancer under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. His...
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