Andrew Spencer v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. (Boys' State SCALES at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville)

Date / Time: 
May 28, 2014 - 8:30am

Lower Court Summary:

Andrew Spencer (“Plaintiff”) sued Norfolk Southern Railway Company (“Railroad”) for negligence under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. After a jury trial, the Trial Court entered judgment on the jury’s verdict finding and holding, inter alia, that the Railroad was not at fault for Plaintiff’s injury. Plaintiff appeals raising an issue regarding jury instructions concerning foreseeability and notice. We find that the jury instruction regarding foreseeability and notice was misleading, and we vacate and remand for a new trial.

Supreme Court
Eastern Section