Norfolk Southern Facing Derailment Class Action

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.

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Steve Larson

An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, environmental clean-up litigation, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve’s clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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