On March 14, 2022, after a 12 day jury trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Stephanie Quinn and Mariel Covarrubias received a defense verdict in a Federal Employers’ Liability Act case on behalf of Union Pacific Railroad Company. The plaintiff was a railroad brakeman working at Union Pacific’s City of Industry railyard who was injured when he fell off of a moving railcar while assisting a train crew with an inbound train. The plaintiff alleged that the locomotive engineer mishandled the train and because the train “surged” forward quickly, he was thrown off from his location on the railcar. We proved through expert biomechanical and other evidence that the plaintiff was actually attempting to walk across the platform of the railcar while it was in motion, which is prohibited by Union Pacific’s safety rules. The jury found that Union Pacific was not negligent in its handling of the train.