A jury has awarded $4.5 million against a Nevada trucking company in a case arising out of a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train. Six people were killed and dozens were injured in the crash. A federal court jury in Reno awarded $4.5 million to Amtrak and $210,777 to Union Pacific Railroad as damages resulting from the crash. The jury found a driver for John Davis Trucking Co. at fault when his truck crashed into the passenger train at a rural crossing 70 miles east of Reno. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben stayed the formal execution of the judgment until Sept. 29 so he can consider awarding attorney fees and prejudgment interest to the railroad companies. The truck driver and five people on the California Zephyr were killed in the crash. The judge had not made the determination when this issue when to the printer.
Source: Claims Journal
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