Chemical Groups Sue Union Pacific Over Transit Rules

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Trade associations The Chlorine Institute Inc. and the American Chemistry Council have filed suit seeking to force Union Pacific Railroad Co. to drop requirements that chemical companies shoulder liability for damages or cleanup resulting from problems in the transit of certain hazardous substances.

The nonprofit trade groups filed a complaint against the railroad on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah objecting to indemnification and exculpation provisions in the published rates for railroad transport of certain substances, including substances produced by the...
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