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Husch Blackwell Receives Defense Verdict for Client The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. in Jury Trial Involving FELA Claim

November 07, 2018
Client Success

Mike Nolan and Mary Kate Mullen obtained a defense verdict on behalf of The Kansas City Southern Railway Co. in a week-long jury trial in St. Louis County, Missouri.

The plaintiff, a KCSR employee, alleged that KCSR violated the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Federal Safety Appliance Act and the Locomotive Inspection Act by failing to provide a reasonably safe place to work. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that he injured his shoulder while releasing a defective locomotive handbrake. The Firm successfully argued that, because the plaintiff could not identify any handbrake defect and because the plaintiff’s injury pre-existed the alleged incident, KCSR was not liable.


Mary Kate Mullen

Senior Associate