Hall & Evans attorney Keith Goman recently represented a class one railroad in a three-day jury trial in the Western District of Missouri. The case had been tried once before, but the 8th Circuit overturned the verdict and remanded for a new trial. The plaintiff, a railroad employee, alleged his employer violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act, 49 U.S.C. 20109, by disciplining him for reporting an injury late. The plaintiff was seeking damages for emotional distress, as well as punitive damages. The jury found that the employer did not violate the FRSA, resulting in a complete defense verdict.