$5M Union Pacific Derailment Suit Not Timely, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge ruled Tuesday that the statute of limitations had passed on a $5 million suit brought by Union Pacific Railroad Co. over a U.S. government railway modification that caused a Union Pacific train derailment in 2003.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge Charles F. Lettow ruled the six-year statute of limitations had passed on the breach of contract suit, which alleges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated a 1959 construction agreement with Union Pacific predecessor Missouri Kansas & Texas...
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