Many children who love to lie on floors while playing with toy trains grow up to become conductors, engineers, track repair workers or other employees in the railroad industry. In fact, many say a childhood love of trains usually remains intact for a lifetime. Of course, much changes between youth and adulthood, and where playing with trains versus working on the railroad is concerned, the latter is far more dangerous than the former.
Recently, a federal judge sent a case involving a lawsuit against a railroad company back to state court. The judge originally cited insufficient facts and stated that the claimant lacked a clear basis for legal action under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). However, after allowing the claimant to amend his complaint, the judge sent the case back to state court.