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Missouri Pacific R.R. Co, v. Limmer, 06-0023

In plaintiff's wrongful death action arising out of a truck-train collision, trial court's ruling in favor of plaintiffs is reversed as it erred in concluding that federal regulations do not apply in this case, and thus, judgment is rendered that plaintiffs take nothing.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/13/2007
  • Decided 10/23/2009
  • Published 10/23/2009


  • Justice HECHT delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice JEFFERSON, Justice WAINWRIGHT, Justice MEDINA, Justice GREEN, Justice JOHNSON, and Justice WILLETT joined.


  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • For Appellant:
  • Kathleen Hopkins Alsina, David Lee Crawford, Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P., Harding J. Rome, Union Pacific Law Department, Houston, TX, Mike A. Hatchell, Molly H. Hatchell, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, Austin, TX, for Petitioner., Wayne Lindsey Robbins Jr., Fort Worth, TX, for Amicus Curiae BNSF Railroad Company., James L. Walker, Jackson Walker, L.L.P., San Antonio, TX, for Amicus Curiae Association of American Railroads.

  • For Appellees:
  • Deborah G. Hankinson, Hankinson Levinger LLP, Dallas, TX, David M. Gunn, Russell S. Post, Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Carl V. Crow, Law Office of Carl V. Crow, Houston, TX, Elana S. Einhorn, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, for Respondents.
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