Ky. Residents Sue Over Train Derailment, Chemical Fire

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 3:22 PM EST) -- Four Kentucky residents forced to evacuate their homes following an October train derailment that caused a toxic spill and massive chemical fire are seeking compensation from three railroad companies and an environmental cleanup firm, according to a class action removed to federal court Monday.

The group of residents from West Point, Ky., say Paducah & Louisville Railway Inc. is responsible for an Oct. 29 derailment near the city that resulted in the release of toxic chemicals, and further alleges employees for RJ Corman Railroad Group LLC...
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