Federal Employers' Liability Act: Claim Release
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.