Sprint Pays $1.5M To Settle Right Of Way Suit

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A class of Washington property owners on Wednesday asked a federal judge to approve a $1.5 million settlement with Sprint Communications Co. LP in a dispute over the ownership rights to railroad “rights of way” on which the company laid fiber-optic cable systems.

The suit is one of about 70 filed in state and federal courts across the country contending that railroads do not have sufficient ownership of the rights of way — private land granted through an easement for transportation purposes — to authorize Sprint...
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