Conrail Derailment Suit Belongs In NJ, Judge Says

Law360, Philadelphia (May 8, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge ruled Friday that a suit against Consolidated Rail Corp. filed by 54 plaintiffs who say they were exposed to hazardous chemicals following a November train derailment and bridge collapse should be dismissed and refiled in New Jersey where the accident occurred.

Judge Arnold New of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas held that Pennsylvania was not the proper forum for the suit filed by New Jersey residents looking to hold Conrail accountable for the chemical spill that resulted from the bridge...
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