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  • Taylor v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.

    Date Decided: Sep 16th, 2010
    Decided By: Illinois Southern District Court (Federal)
    Court: S.D.Ill.
    Citation: 2010 WL 3724283

    Background:
    Plaintiff, a locomotive engineer, brought this suit againsthis employer under FELA and the LIA. Plaintiff alleged he sustained injuries as a result of being exposed tosulfuric acid fumes from a defective, overheating locomotive battery. Defendant, Union Pacific Railroad (UP),filed a motion for summary judgment, asserting that plaintiff has no competentexpert evidence showing that his pulmonary illness is a result of exposure tosulfuric acid fumes aboard the train and that he has no evidence showing thathe was exposed to a dangerously high amount of such fumes aboard the train.


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