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After the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated his lawsuit, railroad conductor Mark Mlsna was awarded more than $43 million by a Wisconsin jury who found Union Pacific failed to make reasonable accommodations for his hearing disability. This 2018 photo shows a Union Pacific train in Union, Nebraska. (AP file photo: Nati Harnik)
After the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated his lawsuit, railroad conductor Mark Mlsna was awarded more than $43 million by a Wisconsin jury who found Union Pacific failed to make reasonable accommodations for his hearing disability. This 2018 photo shows a Union Pacific train in Union, Nebraska. (AP file photo: Nati Harnik)

Railroad hit with big damages

Defendants may assert ADA statutory cap of $300,000

A railroad conductor with a hearing aid who lost his job was awarded more than $43 million by an apparently angry jury when his case finally got to trial.

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