$935,275.80 Verdict For Railroad Employee

Dorrance v. Union Pacific Railroad, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV07336 Plaintiff Dorrance was an employee of defendant Union Pacific Railroad.  He brought this claim pursuant to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act which governs on-the-job injuries for railroad employees rather than worker’s compensation laws.  The Act allows Dorrance to sue his own employer for negligently causing him…

School District Negligent For Not Following IEP

Smith v. Reynolds School District, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV05314 Plaintiff Smith was a student in the fifth grade at Margaret Scott Elementary School.  He suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. Defendant school district signed an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which directed that Smith have close standby supervision while walking. The reason for the IEP was the understanding that…