Together with a representative of a client’s office, Bill Lamson was invited to speak at the Fall Meeting of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC), held October 9-12, 2013 in San Diego, California on the subject of the status of the ongoing Nebraska litigation involving a total of 34 lawsuits filed by current and former railroad employees.  The lawsuits were filed against our client under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), alleging that certain conditions relating to their occupational work environment caused them to lose sleep, which led to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Plaintiffs have further alleged that certain work conditions also violated the Hours of Service Act.  To date, 18 of the 34 lawsuits have been dismissed, all of which have been dismissed without any payment to the plaintiffs.