Union Pacific Settles With US Over Utah Fire

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 6:40 PM EST) -- Union Pacific Railroad Co. and the U.S. government have cut a deal to end a dispute over the company's alleged negligence in connection with a Utah fire in 2004 that destroyed 1,968 acres of federal land.

Judge Ted Stewart of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah signed off Thursday on an order dismissing the case after the parties notified the court of the settlement.

Attorneys for the government and Union Pacific could not immediately be reached to comment on the deal.

The U.S....
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