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Argument preview: Recovery for injured railroad employees

On March 28, in CSX Transportation v. McBride, the Court will hear oral argument regarding whether a railroad employee injured on the job must show that his employer’s negligence was the proximate cause of the injury to recover under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, or whether it is enough to show that the employer’s negligence played some part in the injury. Jayne Zanglein, who teaches business law at Western Carolina University, and Amanda Bienhaus, who is a senior business administration and law student from Western Carolina, preview the case for the American Bar Association’s PREVIEW of U.S. Supreme Court Cases; the ABA has generously agreed to share some of its previews – which are authored by practitioners and scholars in the field – with SCOTUSblog. You can read the preview by Professor Zanglein and Ms. Bienhaus here; PREVIEW’s website is here.


Recommended Citation: Adam Schlossman, Argument preview: Recovery for injured railroad employees, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 25, 2011, 6:50 AM),