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March 6, 2017
Crystal Sells, etc., v. CSX Transportation, Inc.
Duval County –
Ms. Sells sued CSX after her husband, a conductor for the railroad, died after suffering cardiac arrest at a remote location. In her wrongful death suit, she alleged CSX was negligent for failing to provide prompt medical care to its employee. The jury found CSX liable and awarded $1.9 million in damages but the trial court set aside the jury findings and instead granted a directed verdict for CSX. The First District Court of Appeal upheld that ruling. Ms. Sells filed this appeal, arguing the decision of the 1st DCA is in conflict with an earlier rulings by this Court.