No Med Monitoring For CSX Toxic Crash Class: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a putative class of residents of a small Ohio town wasn't entitled to medical monitoring after a CSX Transportation Inc. train carrying hazardous materials derailed and erupted in flames.

The three-judge panel's decision affirmed an Ohio district court's finding that the risk of cancer and other diseases caused by burning toxic agents was too insignificant to warrant an order for medical monitoring.

The case surrounds an October 2007 train derailment that toppled 31 cars on a CSX train in...
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