Jury Sides With Railroad in Somerville Lawsuit

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

A Burleson County jury rules in favor of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in a cancer lawsuit.

Former employee Dennis Davis had sued the company for nearly $50 million in damages claiming his cancer was caused by exposure to chemicals at the railroad tie plant.

During the 10-week trial, Davis' attorneys brought in expert witnesses -- including one from Texas A&M -- to testify on the long-term effects of toxic exposure.

But in the end, the jury was not convinced the BNSF was liable.
This marks the second unsuccessful lawsuit against BNSF surrounding the Somerville plant.


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