U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Case Brought on Behalf of Injured Railroad Engineer Represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton

As previously reported, a case brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of an injured railroad engineer, Bradley LeDure, is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The LeDure case, which is of significant importance to railroad workers, concerns the question of whether the locomotive that Mr. LeDure was inspecting when he was injured was “in use” at the time of his injuries, as defined by the Locomotive Inspection Act. Schlichter Bogard & Denton has argued for an interpretation of the Locomotive Inspection Act that would foster workplace safety and protect railroad workers such as Mr. LeDure.

As covered by various sources, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 28, 2022 heard oral arguments on behalf of both Mr. LeDure and Defendant Union Pacific Railroad Co.

The arguments on behalf of Mr. LeDure centered on the idea that the appellate court erred in its ruling in favor of Union Pacific in June 2020 when it found that the locomotive in question was not “in use.”

A full transcript of the oral arguments has now been made available.

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