We prepare our cases for trial. Because of this, the vast majority of our cases are resolved out of court.
Due to the dollar amounts involved, the railroads have conditioned these settlements on confidentiality clauses.
Although we would prefer that the settlement amounts be matters of public record, we also recognize that our
clients have the absolute right to accept confidentiality in exchange for the financial security that comes with
a fair settlement. Because of these agreements, we cannot publish the recoveries obtained by most of the clients
represented by The Reddy Law Firm.
Here Are Some Settlement Examples:
- Railroad Electrician Confidential Settlement: Pennsylvania Railroad electrician injured when he
jumped from locomotive he was testing to avoid a collision with an oncoming locomotive
accepts confidential settlement before jury deliberations commence.
- Conductor Wins Job Back: Trial court and two separate appeal courts rule in favor of fired
Michigan conductor who made safety complaints and who was subsequently fired for
supposedly threatening his trainmaster. Railroad ordered to put him back to work and give him
his job back. Read the decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
- NS Engineer’s Discipline Overturned: Kentucky locomotive engineer wins whistleblower case
against Norfolk Southern Railway Company after they discipline him for refusing to give
statement when Hours of Service about to expire. Read the Judge’s decision here
- Record FELA Verdict Affirmed: New York appeals court refuses to overturn large $4.7 million
verdict in favor of CSX railroad conductor who suffered a torn rotator cuff. Read the decision
- Diesel Exhaust Judgment: Conrail engineer wins summary judgment against railroad in case
where he was exposed to diesel exhaust. Engineer accepts confidential settlement from
railroad. Brink v. Consolidated Rail Corp. Erie County, New York.
- Lyme Disease Ruling: New York appeals court says trial court was right not to dismiss case
brought by railroad conductor who contracted Lyme disease while at work. Read the decision
- Locomotive engineer and conductor in a railroad provided "jitney" or "limo'" van that collided head on with
on-coming pick-up truck. It appeared that pick- up crossed into their travel lane. Plaintiff and conductor
alleged that van driver was speeding and not paying attention - otherwise he could have avoided collision. Both
cases successfully resolved by confidential settlement.
- Locomotive engineer suffered asthma type symptoms due to exposure to diesel exhaust emissions from poorly
maintained engine used in outlying point. Engineer’s doctor advised him to avoid future exposure so couldn’t
return to work. Case successfully resolved 1 week before trial with confidential settlement.
- Locomotive engineer with breathing problems due to hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by mold conditions in
poorly maintained locomotive air conditioning units. Successfully resolved by confidential settlement.
- Railroad conductor injured getting off locomotive at night due to hole in ballast. Successfully resolved by
- Locomotive engineer injured when seat on engine breaks. Summary judgment awarded in favor of engineer.
Successfully resolved by confidential settlement.
- Locomotive engineer injured when slips on oil on locomotive walkway. Successfully resolved by confidential
- Railroad conductor injured when train has undesired emergency brake application. Successfully resolved by
- Locomotive engineer suffers post-traumatic stress following collision with tractor trailer stopped on railroad
crossing. Successfully resolved by confidential settlement.
- Locomotive engineer injured stepping out of van on icy rail yard parking lot. Successfully resolved by
- Locomotive engineer suffers mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure on job. Successfully resolved by
- Locomotive engineer injured in fall while trying to get out of room when false fire alarm activated at
overnight lodging. There were prior incidents of false alarms at the lodging. This matter was successfully
resolved by confidential settlement.