$10M Claims Over Chem Exposure Just The Start For Conrail

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 2:57 PM EST) -- Consolidated Rail Corp. is facing more than $10 million in class action and individual claims related to vinyl chloride exposure caused by a train derailment in New Jersey, as Philadelphia-area residents lodged three separate suits against the company — the start of a slew of litigation planned over health problems linked to the late November spill, a plaintiff's attorney said Wednesday.

The complaints assert that Conrail should be held liable for the spill, which came from a leaked tanker following a bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., because...
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