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Cause for Distress? The Current State of Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims

On March 6, 2007 by Schnader

On March 6, 2007, Nancy Winkelman was a presenter at the winter meeting of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, attended by more than 100 railroad trial lawyers from throughout the country. Nancy’s presentation, “Cause for Distress? The Current State of Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims,” reviewed the current state of the FELA emotional distress law, especially with regard to how it has developed since the Conrail v. Gottshall case that Ralph Wellington successfully handled on Conrail’s behalf [and Nancy second-chaired] before the United States Supreme Court in the mid-1990s.