Results & Settlements

DAWN M. PINNISI OBTAINS A $600,000.00 DOLLAR SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF 2 LONG ISLAND RAILROAD WORKERS WHO WERE FORCED TO WORK IN UNSAFE WORKPLACES

In this lawsuit, it was alleged that the Long Island Railroad failed to provide their employees with a safe place to work in violation of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, 45 U.S.C.S. §51, et seq. resulting in the carjacking, kidnapping, robbery and assault of one railroad worker and the robbery of another railroad worker, both occurring at the East New York Long Island Railroad station in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Pinnisi hired a security expert who concluded that the crimes perpetrated against both railroad workers were foreseeable and preventable; that the railroad was on notice that the area of the East New York station was dangerous and located in a crime ridden neighborhood; and that none of even the simplest things used to deter criminal activity, such as better lighting, more personnel, secured parking for employees, surveillance cameras and police presence, were done by the railroad. In the expert’s opinion, the failures of the railroad to have any security system in place whatsoever despite having actual notice of the dangers of the East New York station, proximately caused the incidents and injuries to their employees. As a result of these lawsuits, the Long Island Railroad implemented safety procedures to prevent incidents like this from happening in the future.

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