Rail Co. Trustee Targets Oil Owner Over Deadly Derailment
By Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 2:20 PM EST) -- Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd.'s Chapter 11 trustee on Thursday sued the owner of the crude oil the company's train was carrying when a derailment killed 47 people and destroyed part of a Quebec town last summer, alleging the company mislabeled the oil as safe for transport.
Robert J. Keach claims in Maine federal court that World Fuel Services Corp. failed to tell MMAR that the oil its train was transporting across a portion of Canada was highly volatile and needed to be put in...