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Justice Department weighs in on BNSF appeal

Posted By rob On May 13, 2013 @ 9:25 am In FELA Updates,News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

The U.S. Justice Department is weighing in on an appeal by BNSF railroad over a $145,000 judgment to a former employee hurt on the job, saying a judge’s order to pay the full amount without deducting federal railroad retirement taxes could be “harmful to the United States because … it may interfere with federal tax collection.”

The case stems from a lawsuit filed in 2004 by Eddie Heckman, who was injured on the job a year earlier.

Read the complete Associated Press article at The Omaha World Herald.


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