DC Circ. Hands Victory To BNSF In Rail Rate Case

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 6:16 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday vacated and remanded a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision that BNSF Railway Co. overcharged two utilities for coal transportation across Wyoming in a case in which BNSF had been ordered to pay $345 million.

Siding with BNSF in its petition for review of the board's order to stick to methodology it used in deciding whether BNSF's rates were unreasonably high, the appeals court said in a split decision that the board hadn't properly considered one of the company's objections to the...
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