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  • Peters v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co.

    Date Decided: Sep 28th, 2010
    Decided By: New York Southern District Court (Federal)
    Court: S.D.N.Y.
    Citation: 2010 WL 3790720

    Background:
    Plaintiff, a machinist, brought this action against hisemployer, MetroNorth, pursuant to the FELA. Plaintiff alleged that he suffered cumulative trauma injuriesover the course of many years while working for MetroNorth. Plaintiff alleged that despite the factthat he told his employer that automatic tools were available for several ofthe demanding tasks he was required to perform, MetroNorth continued in itspractices thereby creating an unreasonably unsafe work environment. MetroNorth filed a motion for summaryjudgment, asserting that the plaintiff's claims were time barred becauseplaintiff knew of his injuries more than three years prior to commencing thisaction.


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