BNSF Sues Rail Parts Maker For $1M Over Derailing

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT) -- BNSF Railway Co. hit a rail products manufacturer with a $1 million suit in Nebraska federal court Thursday over an allegedly defective device that failed, causing one of its trains to derail.

BNSF pins the March 2008 accident on L.B. Foster Co., a Pittsburgh company that manufactured and assembled the purportedly faulty product, known as an insulated joint, for BNSF's railway.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based rail company estimates the cost of the accident to exceed $1 million.

"As a proximate result of the failure of the...
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