Union Pacific Sues To Head Off $8M Cleanup Claim

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT) -- Union Pacific Railroad Co. has filed suit against River Front Properties LLC, claiming the real estate developer shouldn't be able to recover $8 million spent cleaning up a brownfield site in Spokane, Wash., formerly owned by the railroad operator.

The complaint, lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, seeks a declaration that Union Pacific is not liable to River Front for the costs of cleaning up the property, citing numerous circumstances that prevent the developer from billing the railroad under...
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