Railway, Couple Debate FELA Settlement’s Impact On Lung Cancer Case

(October 11, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A railroad and a man who previously settled asbestosis claims with it recently briefed the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals over whether the release bars subsequent lung cancer claims (James S. Collier, et al. v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. 16-1999, 3rd Cir.).

(Appellant brief available.  Document #01-161012-007B.  Appellee brief available.  Document #01-161012-008B.)

After doctors diagnosed James Collier with lung cancer, he and Mary Elizabeth Collier filed a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) suit against CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT), whose conduct allegedly exposed him...
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