Ruth set to hear post-trial motion in CSX Transportation FELA case

Amelia Flood Mar. 24, 2011, 8:17am

Collignon Gunn

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is set to hear post-trial motions Friday in a man's suit against CSX Transportation that ended in a victory for the company last year at trial.

The case file indicates that plaintiff Russell "Dewey" Aper still has a move for a new trial pending in the case.

Aper claims that CSX failed to provide him with a safe work environment or help and that the failure led to him re-injuring his back a month after a previous injury.

The trial took place last October.

Aper's attorney, Amy Collignon Gunn, sought damages in excess of $500,000 for her client.

The jury found for CSX.

Aper then moved for a new trial.

That motion's hearing has been pushed back several times, most recently last month.

Richard Nash represents CSX.

The case is Madison case number 07-L-562.

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