Jury Decision in Elliott v. BNSF Railway Co.
W.D. Wash. at Tacoma
Judge Ronald Leighton
Filed: January 17, 2014
Verdict: June 30, 2015
Total amount of judgment: $1,250,000 verdict, $423,625 in costs & fees
Plaintiff was a 16-year veteran locomotive engineer. He lodged multiple safety complaints with the Railway about the signal system between Tacoma and Vancouver, first to the employer and then to regulators. The employer fired him for alleged assault,...