Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III: Railroad forced to reroute road/railroad tracks
Inner Circle member Zander Blewett of Great Falls, Montana, represented the wife and daughter of a young man who was killed at a railroad crossing south of Hardin, Montana. Instead of the road crossing the railroad tracks at 90 degrees, this crossing was at a 45 degree angle. The deceased husband was delivering grain to an elevator and as he reached the crossing could not see the approaching train because of the crossing angle which obstructed his view. As a result of this case, the Chief Operatiing Officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad provided a written apology to Mr. Blewett's clients, tore up the existing crossing, and reconstructed it at a 90 degree angle. Since then, no one has been struck by a train at that grain elevator railroad crossing.