Amtrak Derailment Suits Centralized In Philadelphia

Law360, Washington (October 13, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT) -- The suits pursuing liability from the May Amtrak crash in Philadelphia will proceed in the city of brotherly love, after the United States Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday ordered a federal court in Pennsylvania to handle the cases before trial.

Overruling objections from plaintiffs who filed two cases pending in New York, the panel’s order noted the fact that the accident occurred in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, along with its accessibility to the parties, as major reasons for moving pretrial proceedings there in the order...
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