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Jury awards millions to victim of road-rail accident

(Source: The Oklahoman, May 12, 2019)

PAWNEE, Okla. — A jury in a civil suit filed against BNSF Railway after a 2013 fatality accident in Lela, about seven miles west of Pawnee, handed down a $9 million verdict this month in the case. The jury concluded the railroad bore most of the responsibility for the accident, awarding $6.3 million in compensatory damages to the estate of Richard Knight, 60, of Edmond. While the jury found the railroad had recklessly disregarded safety involving a dangerous road-rail intersection, it chose not to add any punitive damages to the award.

Full story: The Oklahoman

Monday, May 13, 2019

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