"If you see something, say something, except if you work for the railroad . . . " That was the theme of the nation’s second FRSA jury trial, resulting in a $1.5 million verdict for two workers who were disciplined after reporting a safety hazard. This was a FRSA only claim, and combined, the two

The old English Common Law had a phrase for the argument: “de minimis non curat lex” (“the law does not concern itself with trifles”). But unfortunately for American railroads, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board has emphatically rejected the application of that argument to violations of the Federal Rail Safety Act