NJ Train Derailment Suit Stays In Federal Court

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the amount at stake in a putative class action against Consolidated Rail Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp. and CSX Transportation Inc. over a train derailment and vinyl chloride spill near Paulsboro, N.J., was big enough to prevent the case from being sent to state court.

The railroad companies demonstrated that the amount in controversy exceeded a jurisdictional threshold of $5 million under the Class Action Fairness Act, according to U.S. Judge Robert B. Kuglar.

The companies argued that the amount in...
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