Derailment Spill Suit Belongs In Federal Court, Conrail Says

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Consolidated Rail Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp. and CSX Transportation Inc. urged the New Jersey federal court on Monday to reject a request to remand a putative class action over a train derailment and resulting vinyl chloride spill to state court.

The railroad companies said that while there is no way to predict what, if anything, the plaintiffs will actually recover, they certainly could be awarded more than $5 million based on all of their allegations and claims that the railroad companies engaged in “outrageous, willful and...
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