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Case Number: 3:19-cv-05553-BHS
Judge: Not Available
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (King County)
Defendant's Attorney: Andrew Gordon Yates
Description: Seattle, Washington personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result of a train wreck caused by Defendant's employees.
Kylie Steel, a passenger on the Amtrack Cascades train that crashed near Dupont in 2017. Plaintiff claimed that she suffered a traumatic brain injury when the train jumped the track at 80 mph on a 30 mph curve and fell onto Interstate Highway 5.
The derailment happened on Amtrak Cascade’s inaugural run of the time-saving Point Defiance bypass, during a time when an emergency braking system called positive train control was not operating.
Outcome: 11/23/2021 81 CERTIFICATE of Trial Exhibits by Defendant National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Yates, Andrew) (Entered: 11/23/2021)
11/23/2021 82 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Benjamin H. Settle- Dep Clerk: Dara Kaleel; Pla Counsel: James Vucinovich, Coby Cohen; Def Counsel: Mark Landman, Andrew Yates; CR: Barry Fanning; Zoom Jury Trial completed on 11/23/2021. 8:30 Jury deliberations cont'd; 9:25 jury advised clerk they had a verdict. Verdict for Plaintiff in the total amount of $6,875,000.00. Jury polled, thanked and released. Clerk to enter judgment. (DK) (Entered: 11/23/2021)
11/23/2021 83 JURY VERDICT (Signature Redacted) (DK) (Entered: 11/23/2021)
11/23/2021 84 JURY VERDICT (This filing includes sealed documents/unredacted signature.) (DK) (Entered: 11/23/2021)
11/23/2021 88 JUDGMENT BY JURY (DK) (Entered: 11/23/2021)
Plaintiff's verdict for $6.9 million.