Railroads Escape State Antitrust Claims In DC Circ.

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed that a putative class of indirect freight service purchasers' state law antitrust claims against the four largest American railroads over rail freight fuel surcharges were preempted by the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995.

A three-judge appellate panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Paul L. Friedman correctly dismissed the state law claims brought by the class to secure damages precluded...
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