Blackwell Burke P.A. Wins Multi-Million Dollar Contractual Indemnity Lawsuit

Blackwell Burke P.A. won a complete defense victory on behalf of General Mills in a contractual-indemnity claim. CSX Transportation sought reimbursement for a settlement of $16 million it paid to a former General Mills’ employee following a serious railcar accident at General Mills’ Covington, Georgia facility in 2005. The settlement was made pending CSX’s appeal of a $20.5 million jury verdict against it, based on the jury’s finding that CSX was at fault for the accident. The Court dismissed CSX’s indemnity claims against General Mills, agreeing that it was not contractually required to indemnify CSX for claims arising from CSX’s sole negligence.