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The Interchange of Coronavirus, Federal Regulations, the FELA, and the FRSA – Part 3 of 3

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

Part III – Manifest: Can the FRSA Protect Your Safety Concerns? The railroads refuse to do anything to protect you from the coronavirus. So many railroaders are asking us, is there anything contained in the Federal Rail Safety Act to protect railroaders who make safety complaints related to coronavirus? The FRSA makes it illegal… Read More »

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The Interchange of Coronavirus, Federal Regulations, the FELA, and the FRSA – Part 2 of 3

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

Part II – Slack Action: How the FELA Can Protect You If You Contract the Coronavirus. The railroads’ refusal to undertake even the most basic safety measures is going to bunch down the consist until the slack runs out and has dangerous consequences. Railroaders will get sick. So many railroaders are asking us right… Read More »

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The Interchange of Coronavirus, Federal Regulations, the FELA, and the FRSA – Part 1 of 3

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

Part I – Bad Order: the FRA is No Longer Looking Out for Your Safety, Period. There is a mechanical defect here – a big one. As many of you may already know, the SMART Transportation Union sent an Emergency Petition to the Federal Railroad Administration – the agency whose mission is supposed to… Read More »

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Could Some Railroads Soon Be Immune from Lawsuits?

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

Recently we have heard from several railroaders about the potential for state-affiliated railroads to be granted immunity from lawsuits, including Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) claims.This is in response to a recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, holding that New Jersey… Read More »

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