Union Pacific Crash Victims' Kin Cite Kisor In High Court Case

By Jimmy Hoover (August 29, 2019, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The families of three military veterans who were killed when a Union Pacific train crashed into a parade float carrying them are appealing their wrongful death claims against the railroad to the U.S. Supreme Court, relying on the justices' recent "Kisor" ruling to argue for a different interpretation of a federal safety regulation for railroad crossings.

The families of Gary Stouffer, William Lubbers and Lawrence Boivin brought the lawsuit in the wake of the crash in November 2012 at a railroad crossing in Midland, Texas. The crash killed four and injured more than a dozen, according to the lawsuit.

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