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Brent Coon scores $5M verdict against Union Pacific Railroad

By David Yates | May 10, 2018

LAS VEGAS - A federal jury returned a unanimous verdict of $5 million dollars in favor of an injured railroad worker against his employer, the freight-hauling Union Pacific Railroad.

Upheld: Union Pacific Railroad’s jury win in train collision trial, plaintiffs sought millions in damages

By David Yates | Mar 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – The evidence presented at a personal injury trial would enable “reasonable and fair-minded people” to conclude that Union Pacific Railroad was not at fault when a train collided with a tractor-trailer stopped on its tracks, according to the Ninth Court of Appeals.

Mechanical engineer accuses Union Pacific of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 26, 2017

HOUSTON — A mechanical engineer is suing Union Pacific Corp., citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Union Pacific conductor alleges injuries from slip and fall on car platform

By John Suayan | May 26, 2017

MARSHALL - Union Pacific Railway Co. is facing a personal injury lawsuit from one of its conductors.

Worker blames Union Pacific, truck operator for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 10, 2017

HOUSTON — A Galveston man is suing Union Pacific and a trucking company, alleging negligence led to the plaintiff's injuries in a crash. 

Jury finds for Union Pacific in train collision trial, plaintiffs sought millions in damages

By David Yates | Jun 29, 2016

BEAUMONT – Following a full month of testimony, a Jefferson County jury has rendered a verdict in favor for Union Pacific Railroad, finding the company was not at all responsible for a 2013 train collision with a vehicle stopped on its tracks.

Union Pacific in trial over 2013 train collision, plaintiffs seek more than $1M in damages

By David Yates | Jun 15, 2016

BEAUMONT – For the rest of the month of June, a Jefferson County jury will be tied up hearing evidence on whether Union Pacific Railroad is responsible for causing a train to collide with a vehicle stopped on its tracks.

Jefferson County 60th Court District : June 2016

By The SE Texas Record | May 2, 2016

Jefferson County 60th Court District : June 2016 DINAH GRANT ET AL V. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO ET AL (P) JUHAN, JONATHAN -(D)NO ATTORNEY AT THIS TIME

Jefferson County 60th Court District : April 2016

By The SE Texas Record | Mar 7, 2016

CARLENE CONWAY V. ROCKIN A CAFE ET AL (P)BROWN, DARREN L -(D)NO ATTORNEY AT THIS TIME

Jefferson County 60th COURT DISTRICT : FEBRUARY 2016

By The SE Texas Record | Jan 11, 2016

60th COURT DISTRICT : FEBRUARY 2016 SHEILA WHITE V.

Railyard worker takes whistleblower role against Union Pacific

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 16, 2015

HOUSTON--A Kennard man is suing Union Pacific, alleging his first action, brought to the U.S. Department of Labor, was delayed, allowing him to file in federal court.

Railroad worker’s estate sues PTRA and Union Pacific alleging asbestos-related death

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 4, 2015

A railroad worker’s estate executors are suing his employers alleging wrongful death in the man’s alleged exposure to asbestos over the course of his career beginning in 1959 and culminating in 2002.

KCSR seeks up to $10M for collision that halted rail traffic

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A railway company is suing a transportation business and two employees, alleging liability in an accident that smashed a bridge and brought rail traffic to a stop for hours.

KCSR seeks up to $10M for collision that halted rail traffic

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A railway company is suing a transportation business and two employees, alleging liability in an accident that smashed a bridge and brought rail traffic to a stop for hours.

UPRR moves for summary judgment in alcoholic’s suit alleging excessive punishment for sleeping on the job

By David Yates | May 20, 2015

Union Pacific Railroad has moved for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by an employee, who suffers from alcohol dependency and claims he was subjected to extreme punishment after he fell asleep while working.

Railway worker cites targeted dismissal, sues UPRR

By Carol Ostrow | May 15, 2015

A man brought a lawsuit against his employer for alleged wrongful termination in 2014.

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