Conrail Faces 2 New Suits Over NJ Derailment, Spill

Law360, Philadelphia (May 20, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The deluge of litigation against Consolidated Rail Corp. and others over a November train derailment and resulting vinyl chloride spill in Paulsboro, N.J., continued Friday, when more than 120 individuals, including six first responders, filed two separate suits in Pennsylvania state court.

The suits, which also target rail operators CSX Transportation Inc., Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and Seminole Gulf Railway LP, contend that the companies negligently oversaw the operation of the bridge where the derailment occurred.

Unlike previous suits filed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Friday’s...
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