Union Pacific Wins Toss Of Insurers' Suit Over Okla. Crash

Law360, New York (January 28, 2015, 6:46 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday tossed a suit against Union Pacific Railroad Co. by two insurers that claim they shouldn't have to pay a wrongful death settlement following a 2006 crash, giving priority to the railroad company's rival lawsuit targeting the insurers in Nebraska.

U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani concluded that although Union Pacific may have purposefully availed itself of Pennsylvania law by procuring a vegetation clearing contract with the Pennsylvania-based DeAngelo Brothers Inc., which was insured by plaintiffs American Home Assurance Co. Colony National Insurance Co., the underlying litigation was based on conduct that occurred in Nebraska....

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