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Ex Railroader - WON $625,000 JUDGMENT Ex-Railroader Dies Before...
WON $625,000 JUDGMENT Ex-Railroader Dies Before He Collects H CLEVELAND. (AP) — In June 1959. a common pleas 1 court .jury awarded James T. Gallick. former Baltimore & 1 Ohio employe, a record 8625,000 judgment on his claim thai j he was bitten by a bug from a stagnant pool near the tracks S where he worked. I The case dragged through the courts. Last month the H I U. S. Supreme Court upheld the verdict in favor of the B&O ff freight yard conductor. The court voted 6-3 for Gallick, hos- M pitalized since 1958. His legs had been amputated. § ABE H. DUDNIK, the city's leading attorney on personal injury suits, successfully carried the "bug bite" verdict, overturned by a lower court, up to the Supreme Court. Dudtiik died Saturday of cancer. He was 58. Wednesday night — before he had collected, t.' single. cent from the B&O — Gallicfc died. He was 61. Gallick was supervising freight car switching in Cleveland's Flats Section when he was bitten by an unidentified insect in 1954, his attorneys contended. Dudnik charged' negligence on the part of the railroad in permitting a vermon and insect-ridden pond to exist where Gallick was required to work. -i _ J = ' Gallick's entire system became poisoned and ulcerations | »n § developed on his body. Both legs were removed and his arms were wittering at the time of death. He is survived by his I i ; M widow and a step-daughter • Marshall T. Nuremberg, an attorney for Gallick and part- I 1 ner in the Dudnik firm, said GaUick's death will not affect j 1 the case. |f The railroad this week asked the court of appeals for a 1 new trial, alleging that there was tampering with the jury j that returned the huge judgment. Nuremberg has filed a count- J er motion and briefs will be heard by the court Monday. II day be |!i>f

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 21 Mar 1963, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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