Conrail Wants NJ Train Derailment Claims In Pa. Axed

Law360, Philadelphia (July 15, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Consolidated Rail Corp. told a Pennsylvania state judge Friday that it could not be found liable in a pair of lawsuits alleging that more than 100 plaintiffs were exposed to hazardous chemicals following a New Jersey train derailment, arguing that the company was legally required to accept its customers’ freight.

Conrail, in preliminary objections filed alongside CSX Transportation Inc. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in two cases pending in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, said that the defendants were protected from liability for the...
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