$600M Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Settlement Moves Forward

As reported by Law360 (subscription), the consolidated class litigation relating to last year’s Norfolk Southern train derailment and toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio took a significant step forward earlier this week when Judge Benita Y. Pearson of the Northern District of Ohio granted provisional approval to the proposed $600 million settlement between the railroad company

2024-05-23T17:34:21+00:00May 23rd, 2024|Environmental Law|

Norfolk Southern Agrees to $600 million Settlement in East Palestine, Ohio, Train Derailment and Toxic Spill Litigation

As reported by CBS News, Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million to resolve the class action litigation brought by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel on behalf of local residents over the February 3, 2023 derailment and toxic spill in East Palestine, a small, rural community in northeast Ohio. The tragedy made national news last year

2024-04-11T21:36:12+00:00April 11th, 2024|Firm News|

Plaintiffs Seek to Consolidate Claims in Federal Class Action Against Norfolk Southern Over Toxic Derailment

As reported by Law360, Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel have filed a complaint seeking to consolidate claims from residents, businesses, and property owners across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia affected by the recent and catastrophic Norfolk Southern train derailment and toxic spill. The complaint cites claims including negligence, state law violations, and crop destruction following the devastating

2023-06-20T15:01:53+00:00May 10th, 2023|Environmental Law|

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark P. Chalos to Serve on Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in Newly-Consolidated Norfolk-Southern Toxic Spill Litigation

As reported by Law360, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson of the Northern District of Ohio issued an order consolidating 31 separate lawsuits relating to the February 3, 2023 Norfolk Southern train derailment and toxic spill in East Palestine, Ohio.

2023-04-07T14:43:34+00:00April 7th, 2023|Environmental Law, Firm News|

Lieff Cabraser & Co-Counsel File Federal Class Action Against Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern’s flawed response released more than twice the toxics released in the initial derailment, creating a million-pound chemical burn pit that would burn and discharge thick toxic smoke for days causing widespread anxiety, panic, and fear of dire health consequences On February 20, 2023, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane

2023-02-22T14:34:36+00:00February 21st, 2023|Environmental Law|

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