Recent Settlements and Verdicts
A United State Postal Service carrier was wrongfully terminated while pregnant and on intermittent FMLA leave. She was suffering from pregnancy-related limitations. Instead of working with her limitations, the USPS chose to get rid of her instead. The USPS not only paid a substantial sum to settle this case but the Client was also offered reinstatement to a similar carrier position.
An employee of the Veterans Administration was harassed and retaliated against after a consensual relationship with another employee turned bad. Instead of blaming the harasser, the VA attempted to terminate her for making complaints about the harassment.
A railroad employee was cleared by his personal doctor to return to work after an off-duty injury. However, when he attempted to return to work, the railroad refused to let him mark-up for duty. The employee was returned to work and settled his discrimination complaints on a confidential basis.
After being injured, the railroad employee was terminated for unrelated reasons. Despite this, the Furniss Law Firm was able to obtain a substantial settlement for a back injury.
Sample Decisions in Railroad and Employment Cases Handled by Ryan Furniss
Winter v. Lugano2, LLC — Motion for Class Certification Granted
Walters v. Olin Corp. — Plaintiff's Motion to Remand Granted
Dolgin v. Monsanto — Conditional Class Certification Granted
Buss v. BNSF Railway Co. — Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment Granted on Liability and Causation
Manley v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter R.R. Corp. (METRA) — Motion for Summary Judgment Denied
Rush v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co. — Railroad Motion for Summary Judgment Denied
Kustes v. Union Pacific R.R. Co. — Plaintiff Railroad Employee Granted Summary Judgment that Van Company transporting employees was an Agent of the Railroad under the FELA