Rail company Norfolk Southern is facing a potential class action lawsuit for the recent Ohio train derailment. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by three people that resided near the derailment.
The lawsuit alleges that due to forced evacuations and potential fume exposure, plaintiffs were harmed. The train that derailed was carrying chemicals. As of the filing of the Complaint, some residents had still not been allowed to return. The lawsuit is also asking for the railroad company to retain their crash records and to allow examination of equipment at the crash site before removal.
This blog is intended to provide information to the general public and to practitioners about developments that may impact Oregon class actions.