CHICAGO — A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.
Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he was insubordinate.
According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017 allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of $50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628