Case Conclusion Date:February 6, 2013
Practice Area:Personal Injury
Outcome:2 Million verdict with reduction for contributory negligence
Description:The Union Pacific Railroad was blocking the path to the Junior High in Winnemucca, Nevada. Six students had been waiting at the railroad crossing by the school where they always crossed. The slowmoving train finally stopped and they went under a tankcar so that we not be late for school. The last child's leg was caught under the train and amputated. The jury found that under the doctrine of infant trespasser the railroad had a duty to put a fence-up to prevent the students from trespassing.