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Appeals Court rules against BNSF

Attorneys William Kvas and Richard L. Carlson successfully represented an injured BNSF Carmen in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  The Appeals Court then reversed a lower court order, thus allowing the injured Carmen to pursue his FELA injury claim against the BNSF Railroad. Over his objections, a Carmen was required to use a… Read more »

— Cortney LeNeave— Joins Minnesota Attorneys of the Year

Cortney LeNeave, of Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, P.A., has been named by Minnesota Lawyer magazine as one of the Attorneys of the Year for his outstanding work in connection with several recent cases. In October of 2017 LeNeave obtained one of the largest verdicts in the history of the state of Minnesota with a $12.6… Read more »

Railroad Whistleblower Protection

Reporting Safety Issues Requires OSHA Intervention: http://peoplesworld.org/railroad-whistleblowers-face-retaliation-urge-osha-prosecutions-heftier-fines/ -FEDERAL RAILROAD SAFETY ACT- The attorneys at Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas have successfully represented railroad workers who wrongfully suffered disciplinary action against them in violation of this protective law.  We have helped workers receive back-pay with interest and punitive damages from their employer. Individuals working for railroad carriers… Read more »

$12.7 million awarded Duluth area man

April 2017 – An Itasca County jury awarded $12.7 million dollars after finding Viet Corporation responsible for the severe brain injury suffered by a 32 year old Duluth man who was struck by a large rock that fell off the top of a passing dump truck on Highway 2 near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The jury… Read more »

AMTRAK Derailment

December 18, 2017: An Amtrak passenger train derailed onto the I-5 freeway outside of the city of DuPont, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) confirmed Monday. “All lanes of southbound I-5 at Mounts Road are closed,” WSDOT said in a tweet. The incident is at an interstate rail overpass, south of the city of… Read more »

Railroads Slow to Add Safety Technology

Railroads have made little progress installing safety technologies designed to prevent deadly collisions and derailments despite a mandate from Congress, according to a government report released August 17, 2016. The sought after technology, called Positive Train Control or PTC, uses digital radio communications, GPS and signals alongside tracks to monitor train positions.  PTC can automatically … Read more »

$27.7 million dollar verdict for injured Minnesota pilot

February 5, 2016 ::  A Ramsey County jury returned a verdict of $27.7 million dollars in favor of Mark Kedrowski in his products liability claim against airplane parts manufacturer Lycoming Engine. CBS News link: Airplane Parts Manufacturer Ordered To Pay $27.7M To Man Injured In Crash In 2010, the private plane Mr. Kedrowski was piloting lost… Read more »

INJURED RAILROAD WORKER AWARDED $4.49 MILLION

On July 23, 2015, a railroad switchman from Superior, Wisconsin was awarded $4.49 million dollars by a Hennepin County jury for injuries sustained while working for BNSF Railroad. Aaron Larson sustained crippling injuries to his back when, on a snowy night of March 16, 2013, he was knocked onto the ground, striking his low back… Read more »

Litigator Award 2015

Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, P.A.  2015 Litigator Award Winner  Trial Lawyers Board Of Regents Bellevue, Washington: January 14, 2016 Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, P.A. was today awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievement within the fields of: Burn Injury, Brain Injury, Railroad Accidents and Amputation Injury Litigation. Having been conferred this prestigious National… Read more »

CSX – Hedge Fund Proposal

CSX Corp.‘s board yesterday called for a special meeting of shareholders to seek guidance on a proposal by a 4.9% shareholder New York hedge fund – Mantle Ridge LP, and former CEO of Canadian Pacific Railroad, E. Hunter Harrison. The proposal would give the hedge fund greater control of the CSX  Board of Directors while… Read more »