(Note: The jury ultimately tossed this case on Aug. 22, refusing to find the railroad responsible)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The facts in Colon v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad are as clear as a jolt from a high-tension power line: Plaintiff Omar Milton Colon trespassed on a railroad right-of-way and illegally climbed high on an electrical pole, where he suffered a shock that left him badly burned and with the loss of both legs below the knees.

Creative pleading and helpful rulings from a federal judge helped Colon and his wife get their case to trial, now in its second week, where a jury may well order taxpayer-owned Metro-North to pay them the $20 million they are seeking.

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