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CSX Transportation, Inc. v. McBride

Surpreme Court of the United States

A railroad employee filed a negligence action against his employer under FELA. The employee was injured while engaging in switching the rail carts, and claimed 1) his employer required him to utilize unsafe switching equipment, and 2) his employer failed to properly train him to use the equipment. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States held: the appropriate standard for establishing ... Read More »