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In Wisconsin legal reform debate, GOP lawmakers split from party while lobbyist firm with corporate clients stumps for trial lawyers

By John Breslin | Feb 9, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – As Wisconsin Republicans and their governor push a legal reform agenda that includes a bill that would reform the state’s electronic discovery and class action rules, a lobbying firm seeking to derail it on behalf of the state's trial lawyers may be at odds on this one with other clients it has represented.

Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of Union Pacific in closely watched case of injured worker

By Dee Thompson | Jul 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling came down in favor of the defense in construction accident cases when it ruled that Union Pacific Railroad was not liable for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor while demolishing a railroad bridge in Chicago in 2006.

Del. judge rejects Union Pacific's claim-splitting argument in asbestos case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 22, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has held that a plaintiff is allowed to bring two separate asbestos actions making the same allegations against different defendants years apart without violating the claim-splitting doctrine.

Ark. SC reinstates man's complaint against Union Pacific

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 9, 2012

Brown LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last month reversed a lower court's dismissal of a man's complaint against Union Pacific Railroad Company for work-related injuries.

Ill. appelate court says Madison judge got it wrong

By Ann Maher | Mar 9, 2012

Matoesian EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A $1.25 million plaintiff's verdict has been reversed at the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court and remanded to Madison County for a new trial.

Neb. SC: No preemption on plaintiff's claim

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 20, 2011

Stephan LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Supreme Court last week partially reversed a district court's judgment in favor of Union Pacific Railroad Co.

Nebraska SC revives injured UP conductor's lawsuit

By Chris Rizo | Dec 12, 2009

Michael McCormack LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) -- A Union Pacific Railroad conductor who sued the company for injuries he suffered while walking to work may sue his employer, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Judges breathe life into Union Pacific FELA lawsuit

By Chris Rizo | Nov 19, 2009

Richard Sievers OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-A Nebraska woman's lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Company, claiming she should have been better protected from West Nile virus, has been given new life.

DOJ seeks $37M from Union Pacific

By John O'Brien | Mar 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Federal Government was Union Pacific Railroad Co. to pay more than $37 million in penalties for not stopping drug smugglers on trips from Mexico to the United States.

Plaintiffs' attorneys weathered the asbestos political storm

By Legal News Line | Jan 7, 2009

Behrens The window of opportunity for sweeping federal tort reform that started to close in 2006, has effectively been shut.

Railroad to pay $102 million to settle lawsuit over Calif. wildfire

By Chris Rizo | Jul 23, 2008

McGregor Scott SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay a $102 million settlement for a 52,000-acre wildfire in the Plumas and Lassen national forests that was believed to be sparked by its workers.

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