First Responders Want Pa. Law Applied To Conrail Spill Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (July 26, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A group of more than a dozen first responders and their families suing Consolidated Rail Corp. over a New Jersey train derailment and chemical spill told a Philadelphia County judge that Pennsylvania state law should govern trespass and medical monitoring claims in the suit.

Responding to a bid by Conrail to dismiss the claims as insufficient under New Jersey law, the plaintiffs said on July 22 that Pennsylvania choice-of-law rules allowed judges to stick with Pennsylvania law when it did not differ with that of a...
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