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Supreme Court: No Sovereign Immunity for SEPTA from FELA Suits

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, December 21, 2012 | 0

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is not a branch of the state and so it was not entitled to sovereign immunity from the lawsuits brought by four injured employees in its Regional Rail Division under the Federal Employees Liability Act, the Supreme Court ruled. Case: Goldman v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, No. 65 EAP 2010, 12/19/2012, published.Facts: Marjorie Goldman, Edmund Wiza, Michael Maguire and Errol Davis individually commenced lawsuits against SEPTA in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia asserting that they sustained injuries duri...

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