Judge Tosses Action Over CSX Toxic Train Crash

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 2:53 PM EST) -- CSX Transportation Inc. has escaped a putative class action brought by a group of Ohio residents that sought the implementation of a medical monitoring program following a train derailment that caused the spill of hazardous chemicals and prompted the evacuation of their town.

Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on Tuesday granted summary judgment to CSX on the suit’s sole remaining claim, finding that the plaintiffs had not shown that dioxins were known causes of human disease...
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