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FRA Shuts Down Due To Lack Of Appropriations

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

The Federal Rail Administration (FRA) is a victim of the federal government shutdown: read about it here. By Matt Darby

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Court Confirms That Denial Of Treatment Is Discrimination Under The FRSA

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

On October 11, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in the case of Delgado v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 2012 WL 4854588 (N.D.Ill.), confirmed that the denial of medical treatment to an injured railroader is discrimination, and therefore subject to a private cause of action, under the FRSA. Section… Read More »

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OSHA Orders Midwest Railroad To Pay Three Railroaders $650,000 In Back Wages And Damages

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

On July 19, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a news release indicating that it had ordered the Illinois and Central Railroad and the Chicago and Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad to pay over $650,000.00 to three Railroaders who were discriminated against in violation of the FRSA. The first case involved… Read More »

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OSHA Affirms Whistleblower Protection For Non-Complainant Witnesses

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

On June 1, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made it clear that the identities of non-complainant individuals who cooperate in the Whistleblower complaint process shall remain confidential. In a letter to the Vice President and General Counsel of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Charles W. Shewmake, David Michaels, Ph.D., Assistant… Read More »

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