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Maryland Railroads Place Profits Over Public Safety

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Railroads shamelessly place profits over the safety of their employees on a routine basis, as evidenced by CSX Transportation, Inc.’s rollback of time-tested safety measures such as three-step protection, the mandatory use of brake sticks and not requiring their employees to get on and off moving railroad equipment. The railroad industry’s lack of a… Read More »

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The Year In Review At Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

2017 was an exciting year for our firm that included new additions to our staff, well-deserved recognition for a few of our attorneys, and a famous first pitch! Let’s explore in greater detail some of the key moments from last year at Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP: Attorneys Ken Berman, Matt Darby,… Read More »

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Are You Being Targeted by a Railroad Double Standard?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

It happens a lot around the railroad – double standards. Jeff seems to always get away with wearing jewelry, but suddenly I’m the one getting busted! Kevin’s absenteeism is much worse, but I’m the one being charged! There’s always someone hiding in the bushes watching me, but no one ever seems out to get… Read More »

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Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast. Profits First and Safety Last

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The New Corporate Strategy at Harrison’s CSXT? It had been my privilege to represent railroad employees for the last quarter-century. During that time, numerous safety improvements have been made almost universally across the railroad industry. I feel strongly that the Federal Employers Liability Act has been the driving force behind those changes. The recent… Read More »

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Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP Celebrates 25 Years

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Our entire staff is extremely proud to celebrate our 25 Year Anniversary and we have truly appreciated the opportunity to help our loyal clients in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. communities. Let’s take a tour of some of the key moments and events in the history of Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP:… Read More »

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New Tool in the Federal Rail Safety Act Tool Belt

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |
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10 Proven Ways to Make Your FELA Case More Valuable

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”) protects railroad employees who are injured due to the railroad’s negligence. Under the FELA, the railroad is still liable even if it is only slightly negligent, even if the employee assumed the risk of their injuries, and even if the employee’s own negligence contributed to their injuries. The… Read More »

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Intimidating Railroad Tactics – Confidential Medical Information

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

I recently spoke with a railroad client and learned about another example of a railroad overreaching its bounds and intruding on the personal rights of its employees – this time with regard to the right of medical confidentiality. Given the importance of this issue, I thought it would be a good opportunity to explore… Read More »

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Who Knew What, and When? It’s Important in FRSA Whistleblower Cases

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The Federal Rail Safety Act (“FRSA”) whistleblower law is one of the most powerful tools in a railroad employee’s arsenal to protect themselves against harassment and intimidation at work. Next year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the implementation of this law, which was passed in recognition of the hostile work environment prevalent… Read More »

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Everyone has heard the above adage many times and understands what it means. One wonders whether the origin of this phrase comes from the Railroad Industry. In any event, it certainly has modern applicability to a Railroaders rights under the Federal Rail Safety Act Whistleblower Provisions. One of the strongest provisions of the Federal… Read More »

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