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Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Gottshall

Docket No.: 92-1956
Argued: February 28, 1994
Decided: June 24, 1994

Topics:

Federal Employers' Liability, Economic Activity, Election of Remedies, Union

PartyNames: CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORPORATION, Petitioner v. James E. GOTTSHALL. CONSOLIDATED RAIL CORPORATION, Petitioner v. Alan CARLISLE.
Petitioner: Consolidated Rail Corporation
Respondent: Gottshall

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 988 F.2d 355
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Consolidated Rail Corporation
v.
Gottshall
512 U.S. 532 (1994)
Other Citations: 114 S.Ct. 2396129 L.Ed.2d 427 (512 U.S.
Question:

Under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), does "emotional stress" resulting from employer "negligence" constitute an "injury" for which an employee can hold his employer liable?

Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Gottshall
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 28, 1994

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Consolidated Rail Corporation, 3 vote(s) against
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