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U.S. Supreme Court: Locomotive Act Preempts State Law Asbestos Claims
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) preempts state law design defect and failure-to-warn claims involving exposure to asbestos during repairs and maintenance, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held Feb. 29 ( Gloria Gail Kurns... 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

Judge Orders EPA Not to Destroy Records UP Wants
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) A federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to stop destroying records Union Pacific requested about lead contamination in Omaha, and an expert was appointed to make sure the agency complies. The judge's... Read More

$1 Million Settlement For Injured Rail Worker
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN Conn. – (AP) A Metro-North worker whose left hand and forearm were severely burned in a high-voltage explosion in 2006 has settled his lawsuit against the rail service for $1.1 million. Fifty-one-year-old Jim Deacon of Southbury, Conn... Read More