A-12-0296, Kuhnel (Appellant) v. BNSF Railway Company
Scotts Bluff County, District Court Judge Randall L. Lippstreu
Attorney for Appellant: Michael J. Wilson (Schaefer Shapiro, LLP), James L. Cox (Brent Coon & Associates)
Attorney for Appellee: Nichole S. Bogen, Thomas C. Sattler (Wofle, Snowden, Hurd, Luers & Ahl, LLP)
Civil Action: Federal Employer’s Liability Act
Action Taken by Trial Court: Following a jury trial in which the jury found in favor of the appellee, the district court dismissed the appellant’s complaint. Additionally, the district court denied the appellant’s motion for a new trial.
Assignments of Error on Appeal: The appellant contends that the district court committed reversible error when it failed to instruct the jury on the appellee’s duty to provide a reasonably safe place to work.