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Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $2.2 Million Settlement for Injured Railroad Worker in FELA Case

Corboy & Demetrio filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of Timothy Minefee,  who was working as a brakeman for the defendant, Chicago and North Western(CNW) Transportation Company, when he was struck by a railroad car operated by his employer and injured. 

Because Mr. Minefee and his employer, the defendant, were acting in furtherance of Interstate Commerce, their mutual rights and liabilities were governed and controlled by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).

Mr. Minefee was engaged in a humping operation on March 13, 1982 in the Proviso Yards when he was struck by the railroad car due to the negligence of the defendant who failed to provide Mr. Minefee with a reasonably safe place in which to work and failed to keep a proper lookout. The lawsuit also alleged the defendant supplied Mr. Minefee with yards which were strewn with debris, oil slicks and other artifacts, and that it failed to decrease the speed of its cut of cars in order to avoid coming in contact with plaintiff.

Corboy & Demetrio obtained a settlement of $2.2 million on behalf of Mr. Minefee.

Case #: 82L6769, Cook Co. Circuit Court

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