May 15, 2019 / 1:26 AM / in a month

BNSF says worker's ADA bias claims did not survive his death

BNSF Railway Co has told a federal judge in Texas that a former employee’s death means his disability discrimination lawsuit against the railroad must be dismissed, and his widow cannot take over the case.

In a motion filed in Houston federal court on Monday, BNSF argued that claims by the worker, Michael Nall, under the Americans with Disabilities Act are a type of personal-injury claim, which do not survive a plaintiff’s death under Texas law.

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