Date Decided: Mar 4th, 2011

Decided By: Pennsylvania Eastern Bankruptcy Court (Federal)

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Citation: 2011 WL 780754


Background:

Kevin Slaughter ("Slaughter") filed suit against National
Railroad Passenger Corp. ("Amtrak") pursuant to the Federal Employers'
Liability Act ("FELA"), 42 U.S.C. 51
for injuries he sustained while working in an engine terminal located in
Pennsylvania. Amtrak investigated the incident and created an Accident
Investigation Report
("Report"). Amtrak provided Slaughter with a copy of the
Report, but omitted a section entitled "Conclusions and Recommended
Remedial/Corrective Actions" ("the Conclusions Section").

Before the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania is Slaughter's Motion to Compel and Amtrak's Motion for Protective
Order. Slaughter seeks to compel Amtrak to disclose a copy of the Conclusions
Section. However, Amtrak contends that this information is privileged and
should be excluded from discovery.


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