Legal Updates

Legal Update – November 5, 2020

Davis, Saunders, & Miller is pleased to congratulate our attorneys, Benjamin Saunders and Joseph Miller, for being recognized as  “TOP LAWYERS” by New Orleans Magazine in the field of Railroad Law!   https://www.myneworleans.com/2020-top-lawyers/

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Legal Update – October 30, 2020

Settlement agreement language in FELA cases can be tricky. It’s common for a railroad worker to suffer a specific on-duty injury and settle his/her FELA case. Then, years later the worker finds out s/he has an unrelated occupational illness because of exposure to harmful chemicals like asbestos, silica, and diesel fumes. In any FELA settlement, the railroad usually insists that …

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Legal Update – October 19, 2020

Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm is pleased to announce that Joe Miller has been appointed by the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys [“ARLA”] to serve on the organization’s Trial Skills Committee. The goal of this Committee is to create a program that elevates the trial skills of ARLA members in their litigation practices representing railroad workers nationwide. Joe has …

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Legal Update – October 14, 2020

This week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, ordered CSX Transportation Inc. to pay in excess of $95,000.00 in back wages and reinstate an employee fired by the company for reporting an on-duty injury and an unsafe gate. OSHA also ordered the railroad to pay $75,000.00 in punitive damages, $27,000.00 in compensatory damages, …

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Legal Update – October 8, 2020

This week the United States Supreme Court denied a Petition for Certiorari in a very important case that affects all railroad workers nationwide. SCOTUS denied hearing the appeal of Ammons v. Wisconsin Central Ltd. from the Illinois Supreme Court. There, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the railroad’s efforts to counter sue its own injured employee for property damage in the …

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Legal Update – October 5, 2020

Happy First Monday! The 2020-2021 U.S. Supreme Court term begins today. At DSM, rather than rely on news outlets to tell us what the Supremes are up to, we follow the Court through www.scotusblog.com. We urge our clients, friends, and family to use this great resource to stay current on the most pressing legal issues of our time. – Joe Miller 

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Legal Update – October 4, 2020

Although many of the U.S. Federal Courts and administrative departments are shut down for in person proceedings, last week, Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm held its first virtual trial with the U.S. Department of Labor on a very important railroad whistleblower protection case. A word of thanks to the U.S. Department of Labor in Covington, Louisiana and the court …

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