Edward Blackorby v. BNSF Railway Company

BNSF is represented by Thompson & Knight LLP

BNSF railroad worker asked the full Eighth Circuit on Monday to review a recent decision rejecting the $58,280 jury verdict he won in his retaliation suit claiming he was disciplined for not immediately reporting an on-the-job eye injury, saying the ruling distorts the standard for whistleblower actions.

Edward Blackorby is challenging an Eighth Circuit panel’s Feb. 27 decision overturning a Kansas City, Missouri, jury’s 2015 award of $58,280 in damages for emotional distress in his suit alleging BNSF Railway Co. violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it slapped him with a 30-day record suspension and placed him on a one-year probationary period. The panel remanded the case back to the district court for a new trial.

Thompson & Knight LLP is advising BNSF with Bryan P. Neal (Picture)

Involved fees earner: Bryan Neal – Thompson Knight LLP;

Law Firms: Thompson Knight LLP;

Clients: BNSF Railway Company;


Author: Ambrogio Visconti