East Palestine toxic train crash lawsuit allowed to proceed: Judge

A federal judge has allowed a class action lawsuit filed against Norfolk Southern regarding the toxic train derailment in February 2023, to proceed.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of roughly 500,000 people, businesses, and property owners in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio was allowed to continue with an order from Judge Benita Pearson, who rejected the railroad company’s argument that it was protected under federal law.

The judge ruled that the case, which alleges negligence by Norfolk Southern in its handling of the derailment, is not protected under federal regulations, allowing the lawsuit to go on.

The train derailment on the evening of Feb. 3, 2023, near East Palestine, Ohio, involved a train that was carrying 20 cars of hazardous materials — with 11 of those cars derailing.

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