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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!