Knight Nicastro Successfully Defends BNSF Against Asbestos Claims
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Knight Nicastro Successfully Defends BNSF Against Asbestos Claims

| Sep 6, 2018 | news

Attorneys Chad Knight and Steve Williams represented BNSF in a lawsuit filed by a BNSF engineer in Missoula, Montana. The plaintiff brought claims under the FELA and the Locomotive Inspection Act alleging that he had been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease caused by his work for BNSF in and around Libby, Montana. In closing arguments, Plaintiff sought $1.67 million in compensatory damages, and unspecified punitive damages.

The trial team demonstrated that Plaintiff’s medical condition was not related to asbestos exposure, and that BNSF had operated as a safety conscious company, minimizing any harmful exposures to the plaintiff. The jury returned a defense verdict on all counts.

CHAD KNIGHT

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STEVEN T. WILLIAMS

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