[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 in CSX Transportation v. McBride [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) [text] railroad negligence claim does not require proof of proximate cause. Respondent Robert McBride worked as a railroad engineer for petitioner CSX Transportation [corporate website]. McBride initiated a FELA claim, alleging that CSX negligently required him to use unsafe switching equipment and failed to train him to…

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