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Brian Mancos obtains summary judgment for major railroad clients

Brian M. Mancos, an Associate in the Transportation Group, successfully obtained an order granting a motion for summary judgment in favor of two major railroad clients in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The plaintiff, a 59-year-old former railroad machinist, sued the defendants under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), demanding over $600,000 in damages for alleged injuries to his lower back and neck as a result of the tasks he was required to perform during his employment. After substantial trial preparations and with the case scheduled in the December Trial Pool, the court reviewed defendants’ motion for summary judgment and granted that motion on Oct. 5, 2012, based on plaintiff’s failure to present any evidence of negligence by the railroads or any expert opinion concerning defendants’ liability. Judgment has been entered in favor of the defendant railroads in the matter.