CSX Train Derailment Case Won't Get Back On Track

Law360 (February 6, 2020, 8:49 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday refused to revive a suit by residents of Hyndman who alleged psychological trauma after they were temporarily forced out of their homes following a 2017 derailment of a CSX Transportation Inc. train, saying they can’t recover on damage that didn’t manifest physically.

U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson told the residents that despite their arguments that a 2018 Pennsylvania Supreme Court case gives them precedent to pursue their claims, that decision is more narrow and does not affect the case, which he dismissed in December.

In January, a proposed class of residents urged the judge to revive the case, arguing that...

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