CSX Transportation, Inc. v. McBride (U.S. Supreme Court)

Plaintiff brought a FELA claim for injuries he allegedly suffered while adding and removing railroad cars for his employer, and our client, CSX Transportation. The legal question at issue in this case was whether, to succeed on a FELA claim, a plaintiff must prove that the railroad’s negligence was a proximate cause of his injury. In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that a plaintiff does not need to prove proximate causation to recover under FELA, but need only prove that the railroad’s negligence played some part in bringing about the injury.


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Brief for Petitioner

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Brief for Appellant

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Petition for Rehearing