INDEX

49-CFR - View the full text of 49-CFR online

A

Accident Data - 2004

Accident Data -2005

Accident Data - 2006 First Quarter

ADA vs. FELA - Points of Legal Interest

ADA vs. FELA - Points of Legal Interest

Alabama State Docks Derailment

All Things Considered - NPR Blasts the Railroad Industry

AMTRAK News

Asbestos Litigation, Will It Ever Pass?

Asbestos Litigation - CSX Turns The Tables

ASLRRA Marketing Awards - 2001

ASLRRA Safety Awards - 2001

Automobile Black Boxes - Three Articles

B

Bad Faith - Reversal of Verdict 

Background Checks - Help Wanted

Background Checks - Haz Mat Security Plan Requirements

Blocked Crossing Law - Washington State Supreme Court 

BLE Victory

Boiler Inspection Act - Improper Design - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

C

Canada - Association of Regional Railways 

Catastrophic Losses Hit $80 Billion for 2005

Cell Phones - The NTSB Perspective

Chiropractor Testimony - Inadmissibility - Points of Legal Interest

Class Action Lawsuits

Class Action Lawsuits - A Follow-Up

CN Purchases WC

Code of Federal Regulations - 49 CFR

Contracts

Contributory Negligence Defense Barred Under FELA - Points of Legal Interest

Contributory Negligence - Missouri Approved Instructions

Crossing Accident - $8.7 Million Texas Verdict Reversed

CSX - Louisiana Upholds $850 Million Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

CSX - Louisiana Update - CSX Settles for $220 Million

D

Damages - Unmitigated and/or unproven - Points of Legal Interest

Derailments - An Editorial

Disaster Handling - An Editorial

Drug & Alcohol Testing of Train Crews - Points of Legal Interest

E

Email Privacy

Emergency Response Guidebook

Employee Safety Initiative Program

Employee Wage Benefits - Quarterly Topic

EPA - Environmental Screening Checklist & Workbook for Shortlines

Estoppel

Expert Witness Database

Expert Witnesses - Credibility - Points of Legal Interest

Expert Witnesses - Inadmissible Testimony - Points of Legal Interest

Expert Witnesses - Timely Disclosure

F

FELA - The Full Text

FELA - A Historical Perspective

FELA Defense - Prior Notice - Points of Legal Interest

FELA Exposure - Fatigue - Bits and Pieces

FELA - Carrier Negligence - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Causation

FELA - Heart Attack - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Improper Tools - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Cumulative Trauma - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Psychological Injury - Gottshall Further Defined - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Bad Footing - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Chair Collapsed - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Locomotive Crashworthiness - Bits & Pieces

FELA - Snow Buildup on Tracks - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Bulletproof Windows on Locomotive - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Statute of Limitations - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Apportionment - Points of Legal Interest

FELA - Rotator Cuff Injuries - 2 Defense Verdicts & 1 Plaintiff Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Federal Preemption

Federal Preemption - Trouble in River City

Federal Preemption - Quarterly Topic

Federal Preemption - Limitations - Points of Legal Interest

Federal Preemption - Height of Locomotive Steps - Points of Legal Interest

Flagman - Good Advice

FRA - Emergency Order 24

FRA - Monetary Threshold of Railroad Accidents Reporting Increased

FRA 2003 Safety Statistics 

Frivolous Lawsuits

G

General Code of Operating Rules - GCOR

Genesee & Wyoming

Grade Crossing Safety Study - NTSB

Grade Crossing Signals - Stop/Look/Listen

Grade Crossing Accidents - Assumption of Risk - Points of Legal Interest

Grade Crossing Accidents - Negligence of Motorist - Points of Legal Interest

Grade Crossing Accidents - Obstruction of View - Points of Legal Interest

Grade Crossing Accidents - Pre-emption Defense Failures - Points of Legal Interest

Grade Crossing Accidents - Malfunction of Signals - Points of Legal Interest

Grade Crossing Accidents - Extra Hazardous Crossing - Points of Legal Interest

Grade Crossing Accidents - An Investigation Guide

H

Hazardous Materials - Handling Claims from a Hazardous Train Derailment - Quarterly Topic

Haz Mat Security Plan

Hurricane Katrina

I

I.C.E. - In Case of Emergency

Invitees - Definition

J

Jake Jacobson

JAKE Awards 2000

Judicial Hellholes - 2003

Judicial Hellholes - 2004

Jury Awards - 2001 Top Ten

K

L

Leaking Tank Car - $2Million Settlement

Licensee - Definition

Locomotive Event Recorders as Evidence - Points of Legal Interest

Locomotive Inspection Act - In Use - Points of Legal Interest

M

Mitigation of Damages - Points of Legal Interest

N

O

Occupational Illness - Lurking Liability

Occupied Crossing Rule

OSHA - The full text of the Occupational Safety & Health Act online

P

Pioneer Railcorp News

Pollution - Validy of Insurance Policy Exclusions

Premises Liability - Leaking Fire Hydrant - Points of Legal Interest

Premises Liability - Escalator - Points of Legal Interest

Premises Liability - Tripping Hazard - Points of Legal Interest

Punitive Damages - Award Upheld by Arkansas Supreme Court

Punitive Damages - State Farm vs. Campbell Reaches Final Agreement - Points of Legal Interest

Punitive Damages - SCOTUS Limits Scope

Q

R

RailAmerica News

RailAmerica News 

Railcar Storage - An Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Railroad Accidents - The First 100 Years

Railroad Retirement Board - Fraudulent Collection of Benefits

Railroad Retirement Board - 2006 Tax Changes

Railroad Retirement Overhaul

Railroad Retirement & Survivors Improvement Act of 2001

Railroad Land Case Settlement

Recreational Use Statutes

Releases - Validity - Points of Legal Interest

Releases - Court Enforces Oral Settlement Agreement - Points of Legal Interest

Remote Control Handling of Locomotives 

RRB - 2005 Insurance Taxes

S

Safety Appliance Act - Misaligned Couplers - Points of Legal Interest

Safety Appliance Act - Misaligned Couplers - Points of Legal Interest

Safety Appliance Act - Misaligned Couplers - Points of Legal Interest

Safety Appliance Act - Misaligned Couplers - Points of Legal Interest

Safety Appliance Act - SAA Claim Established Despite Lack of Proof - Points of Legal Interest

Settlements and Self-Insured Retentions

Settlements - The Fine Art of Negotiations

Shortline Safety Improvements - 2001

Signal Maintenance & Federal Preemption

Snapshot Viewer - Download the Snapshot Viewer for Windows

Spoliation

Spoliation - A Follow-Up

Standing Train Doctrine

Statute of Limitations for US & Canada

STELLA Awards 

Surveillance - Yea/Nay?

Surveillance - Yea/Nay? A Follow-Up

Surveillance - Yet Another Follow-Up - Points of Legal Interest

Switches - No Defects - Points of Legal Interest

T

Title 49 - The Complete Text

Too Many Attorneys?

Tort Reform

Tort Reform - The Cost of "Jackpot Justice"

Trespasser - Definition

Trespasser - ATV Rider Fatality on Tracks - Points of Legal Interest

Trespassers - Pennsylvania Case Law

Trespassers - Dealing With Uninvited Guests

Trespasser - Minor - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Trespasser - Minor - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Trespasser - Minor - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Trespasser - Minor - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Trespasser - Minor - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Trespasser - Minor - Defense Verdict - Points of Legal Interest

Trespasser - Minor - Summary Judgment in Alabama

Trespasser - Intoxicated & Asleep on Tracks - Points of Legal Interest

Trespassers - Dealing with Uninvited Guests - Quarterly Topic

U

UTU Racketeering Charges

V

Vegetation - Georgia Appeals Court Ruling Precludes a Common-Law Cause of Action for Failure to Maintain Right of Way - Points of Legal Interest

W

Whistle Bans - Points of Legal Interest

Workplace Accidents - 2002

Workplace Safety - Frequency Severity Index Explained

X

Y

Y2K Bug

Z