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Railroads Sue Kentucky AG Over 'Anti-Blocking' Statutes

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The lead lobbying group for the nation's largest railroads sued the Kentucky attorney general in federal court Friday, claiming the state is enforcing against railroads a pair of "anti-blocking" statutes that unconstitutionally infringe interstate commerce and are preempted by federal law.

The Association of American Railroads insists that a pair of Kentucky statutes barring railroads from lingering too long at public grade crossings, highways, drawbridges and so forth are preempted by the Federal Rail Safety Act and the ICC Termination Act and run afoul of the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Association of American Railroads v. Beshear et al

Case Number



Kentucky Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Gregory F. VanTatenhove

Date Filed

May 18, 2018

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