Illinois Central RR Co. v. McDaniel

Topic(s): 
Scope of Statutory Rights and Remedies
Worker's Rights
Docket Number: 
6-763
Case Description: 

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.