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U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Case Brought by Schlichter, Bogard & Denton

As reported by the New York Times, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by the attorneys of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton. In Tibble v. Edison, No. 13-550 (U.S), the Schlichter team represents the workers of energy company Edison International who participate in the company’s 401(k) plan. The suit argues that […]


“U.S. News & World Report” Ranks Schlichter, Bogard & Denton Among the Best in the Nation

Schlichter, Bogard & Denton received a National Tier 1 rating for the Railroad Law practice area in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Law Firms ranking. The firm was additionally ranked Tier 1 for metropolitan St. Louis in two additional practice areas – Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiffs Railroad Law. These superior […]


Missouri Supreme Court Rules Railroad Injury Judgment not Subject to Taxes

In cases brought by the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP of St. Louis on behalf of injured railroad workers, two courts have ruled favorably to workers that FELA judgments are not subject to tax withholding under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA). The Missouri Supreme Court in Mickey v. BNSF Railway Co., […]


Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains $12.5 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

A Jefferson County, Missouri jury awarded $12.5 million to a former railroad worker on January 28, 2014 following a 1½ week-long trial. In Bolen v. BNSF Ry.Co., Case #12JECC00744, Michael Bolen, 51, of Cape Girardeau, was injured on Memorial Day 2012 while switching rail freight cars in Crystal City for BNSF Railway Company. He reportedly […]


Railserve Employee’s FELA Amputation Claim Remanded to Arkansas State Court in Case Prosecuted by Schlichter, Bogard & Denton

The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas has remanded to state court the legal claim of a 19-year old Railserve employee whose arm was partially amputated after being crushed between a locomotive and a railcar during switching operations. Trent Burnside v. Railserve, Inc., Case No. CV12-32-3, Circuit Court of Ashley County. […]


Schlichter Bogard & Denton is Proud to Announce the Launch of a new FELA Litigation Practice Website

Schlichter Bogard & Denton announces a new website about railroad injury information under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) that will assist railroad employees in understanding their legal rights. Our new site is accessible at


Villa Grove railroad worker awarded $1.05 million for work injury

A St. Clair County jury unanimously ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay track welder Don Currie more than $1 million to compensate him for injuries. Currie, 48, of Villa Grove, repaired and maintained railroad track throughout central and southern Illinois for 20 years. He often was required to work what the railroad characterized as “punitive […]


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Schlichter Bogard & Denton Among the Best in Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Schlichter Bogard & Denton among the best railroad litigation firms in the nation.


Nelson G. Wolff: Best Lawyers in America 2012

Nelson G. Wolff has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Railroad Law. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. […]


Train conductor wins jury trial over crash

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Verdicts & Settlements by Rebecca Boyle Woman took convenience store job after collision. A train conductor whose locomotive collided with a semitrailer won a $1.75 million verdict from a rural Oklahoma jury to compensate for her injuries and lost wages. The plaintiff’s lawyers say the case was unusual because the semitrailer driver […]

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