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Union Pacific Says EPA Destroyed Records It Wanted
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Union Pacific Corp. asked a federal judge Wednesday to order the Environmental Protection Agency to stop destroying records the railroad requested about lead contamination in Omaha. The EPA and Union Pacific have been trying for... Read More

Judge Says $200 Million Los Angeles Train Crash Award Falls Short
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday divided $200 million among victims of the disastrous 2008 collision of two trains but said he was forced to short-change them and make "impossible decisions" because of a federal cap on damages . Twenty... Read More

Railroads Threatened With Lawsuits Over Diesel Exhaust
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste. The Natural Resources Defense Council sent letters to Union... Read More

Nevada Trucking Firm Sues Amtrak, Union Pacific Over Crash
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RENO, Nev. - (AP) A Nevada trucking company has filed suit again Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming they failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site where one of its drivers plowed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six people and injuring... Read More