Norfolk Southern Derailment

Norfolk Southern CEO Treads Carefully In Rail Regs Debate

By Linda Chiem

Norfolk Southern Corp.'s chief executive told a Senate panel Wednesday that he supports the intent of rail safety legislation in the wake of last month's Ohio derailment, but sidestepped lawmakers' demands that his company promise to maintain certain hiring and staffing levels.

East Palestine Business Can't Pause Cleanup To Get Samples

By Matthew Santoni

An Ohio federal judge won't pause efforts to clean up after the Norfolk Southern derailment and fire in East Palestine, despite a request Wednesday from a trackside business for more time to take samples from the soil and storm drains.

Norfolk Southern Investors Say Derailment Buried Stock Price

By Ryan Harroff

A proposed class of Norfolk Southern Corp. investors took the railway company to Ohio federal court claiming it misled shareholders by not disclosing a heightened risk of train derailments prior to the Feb. 3 incident in East Palestine, after which the company's stock lost nearly a fifth of its value

Norfolk Southern Derailment Suits Spur Lead Counsel Race

By Eric Heisig

Two legal teams featuring plaintiff powerhouses like Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP have submitted dueling bids for the lead counsel role in mounting litigation over last month's Norfolk Southern Corp. train derailment and chemical spill, with one group touting its class action work and the other championing its members' local connections.

Norfolk Southern Sued By Factories Abutting Crash Site

By Brent Godwin

Three Ohio factories are suing Norfolk Southern Corp. for the February train derailment that occurred adjacent to their property, saying the accident has resulted in employees being unable to return to work because of contamination, which has in turn caused production lines to shut down.

Ohio Sues Norfolk Southern Over East Palestine Derailment

By Eric Heisig

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Tuesday sued Norfolk Southern Corp. over the Feb. 3 derailment and chemical spill in East Palestine, near the state's border with Pennsylvania, seeking reimbursement for the resources it put into responding to the incident, as well as environmental damage.

Meet The Attys Defending Norfolk Southern Derailment Suits

By Matthew Santoni

As litigation began mounting after last month's derailment in Ohio of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals, the railroad dispatched a pair of seasoned Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC litigators familiar with the task that lay ahead.

Norfolk Southern CEO 'Deeply Sorry' For Ohio Train Disaster

By Linda Chiem

Norfolk Southern Corp.'s chief executive told a Senate panel Thursday that he was deeply sorry for last month's derailment of a hazardous materials-carrying train in East Palestine, Ohio, and pledged to "do what's right" to support affected communities as he weathered criticism of the railroad's overall response efforts.

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