CSX Ducks Georgia Golf Course's Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (April 6, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge last week dismissed most of the charges against railroad company CSX Transportation Inc. and Columbia County, Georgia, in a $3.7 million pollution case stemming from a flooding golf course owned by Jones Creek Investors LLC.

Judge Lisa Godbey Wood granted an order for summary judgment requested by CSX for all 13 counts against it, which included state law and Clean Water Act claims alleging that the replacement of a culvert upstream led to the contamination of a water hazard on the golf course and caused the course to flood.

The judge found that CSX could not have...

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