Tag: lawsuit

Family sues Union Pacific, City of Houston over teen’s cancer death

By Briana Zamora-Nipper, Community Associate Producer for click2houston.com A Houston woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad and the City of Houston over her nephew’s death from leukemia. After battling leukemia for five years, her nephew Corinthian Giles died in July 2021 at age 13. On Wednesday, Latonya Payne, the teen’s legal […]

Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits

BY JOSH FUNK / ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — A federal judge has ruled that the details of conversations between the nation’s four largest railroads should be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars of charges the railroads imposed in the past. The ruling on Friday undercuts one of the defenses Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX and […]

Man Alleges Exposure to Railroad Dust, Fumes Caused Colon Cancer

POSTED BY CONTRIBUTING EDITOR for mynewsla.com A man is suing Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway Co., alleging he contracted colon cancer from years of working in jobs for both companies that exposed him to toxic diesel fumes, vapors and dust. David C. Partida’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges a sole cause of action for violation […]

Hundreds pursue lawsuit against Union Pacific over rail yard contamination, cancer cluster in Houston

 Article by Erin Douglas for  houstonchronicle.com Hundreds of residents are now plaintiffs in a mass case against Union Pacific alleging damages caused by legacy rail yard contamination in a north Houston neighborhood where higher rates of cancer were identified, said two local law firms. The Gibson Law Firm, of Houston, and the Voss Law Firm, […]

Officials fight Union Pacific lawsuit that threatens East Texas jobs

By Blake Holland | December 18, 2019 at 12:42 PM CST – Updated December 18 at 11:00 PM published by KLTV.com PALESTINE, Texas (KLTV/KTRE) – The City of Palestine moved on Tuesday to file an initial response to a lawsuit involving Union Pacific. In the suit, Union Pacific requests a court invalidate an 1872 pact […]

Truck driver sues over crash at Missouri railroad crossing

GREENFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas truck driver alleges in a lawsuit that two rail cars were “uncontrolled” when they struck his semi as he drove over a stretch of unmarked tracks in southwest Missouri in the dark. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Brandan Bunnel’s lawsuit against BNSF Railway was moved this month from state […]

U.S. freight railroads file lawsuit against rail workers’ union over train crew size

Eight U.S. freight railroads have filed a lawsuit against a railroad union, saying the union is refusing to come to the bargaining table to hash out issues involving train crew size. The railroads say the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division (SMART-TD) is refusing to engage on the […]

Bunkie family sues Union Pacific after relative dies in ambulance unable to cross train tracks

By Anna Denton for kalb.com ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – The people of Bunkie had issues in the past with railroad crossings being blocked by trains, hindering them from crossing the tracks and getting to where they need to be. Back in June, this issue was more than just an inconvenience for one Bunkie family. Photo […]

Worker blames injuries on Union Pacific Railroad’s alleged failure to provide safe place to work

HOUSTON – A Missouri man alleges injuries he sustained while working were caused by a Harris County-based railroad operator’s failure to provide a safe work environment.Troy W. Pritchard filed a complaint on May 3 in the Harris County District Court against Union Pacific Railroad Co. alleging negligence.The suit states the plaintiff was working as a […]

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