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$3 Million Settlement in Bullitt Train Class Action


This is a settlement for the Railroad Workers lawsuit.

A federal class action lawsuit filed in January 2007, over the derailment of a train in Bullitt County, KY, has been settled for $3 million. During the derailment 500 local residents were evacuated and some taken to hospital, as the area was smothered in a thick, black smoke caused by the hazardous chemicals the train was carrying.

The suit claimed that CSX was responsible for the derailment and that they did not warn residents of possible danger quickly enough following the derailment, as "a combustion plume spread throughout neighboring communities resulting in chaos, fear (and) evacuation."

General Electric was added as a defendant in the suit following claims by CSX that the crash was caused by a defect in a derailed railcar owned by GE.

Under the terms of the settlement people have until November 28 to file a claim. No one can receive more than $10,000.

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Published on Oct-6-08

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