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Illinois Central RR Co. v. McDaniel

Close Date: 02/20/2007
Topic(s): Scope of Statutory Rights and Remedies
Workers' Rights
Status: closed
Date Of Involvement: 12/01/2006
Docket: 06-763

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Whether the court below correctly held that, under section 5 of the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. Sec. 55, a broad general release contained in an agreement settling a specific injury claim does not bar a later FELA claim based on an injury unknown at the time the release was signed and unrelated to the settled claim.

Allison Zieve of Public Citizen was co-counsel for the petitioner at the cert stage, and the Supreme Court denied cert.