Federal jury in Tacoma awards former BNSF whistle-blower $1.25 million
TACOMA -- A whistle-blower in Washington scores a major win. Former BNSF Railway employee Mike Elliott was awarded $1.25 million by a federal jury in Tacoma. “Nobody should have to go through that,” said Elliott, describing the last four years as he battled against BNSF over his termination. “It was a living hell for that whole time.”