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Cleveland Stockmeyer is representing two same-sex legally married couples who are suing BNSF Railway for discriminating against them by not covering health care costs of the spouse of the BNSF employee.

This suit is being filed Tuesday, December 3, 2013 under the name Hall v. BNSF Railway, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.

If you are legally married, in a same sex marriage, and one of you works for BNSF Railway, and BNSF Railway or United Healthcare is not providing coverage for spousal health benefits, please find out your rights and discuss your option to join this suit by contacting Cleveland Stockmeyer PLLC to discuss your case and how you can join the suit by filing a consent.

You must formally consent in writing to be a part of this suit if you wish to benefit from it.  Please immediately contact:

Although BNSF covers such costs for most married employees, they told these couples “marriage is one man, one woman.”  However, this is not true legally in several states in which BNSF operates including California, Washington, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.  This would also not be true for BNSF employees married in a state where same sex marriage is legal, who live in another state while working for BNSF Railway.


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