Babbitt v. Norfolk and Western Ry, 104 F.3d 89 (6th Cir. 1997)

Mark T. Coulter

Case Conclusion Date:January 2, 1997

Practice Area:Estate Planning

Outcome:Ruling in favor of clients; case later settled

Description:Clientss employer made them sign a general release of claims upon retirement. When these elder clients discovered that their hearing loss was not old age, but the result of unrestricted noise exposure at work, they attempted to file a claim for work-related injury. While the employer attempted to hide behind the release, the federal Court of Appeals agreed that the release was invalid to bar a work-related injury of which my clients didn't know at the time.