$25M Bridge Isn't Amtrak's Responsibility, DC Circ. Told

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 4:48 PM EST) -- Amtrak on Thursday asked the D.C. Circuit to reject New York City’s attempt to hold the railroad liable for a $25 million bridge replacement in the Bronx because a 1973 law frees it from liability.

A New York federal judge ruled in favor of Amtrak in August and the city appealed to the D.C. Circuit in September.

The federal government created Amtrak in the 1970s and it took over the properties of many bankrupt railroad companies, including the land and railway running under the bridge in...
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