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Court rejects rail shippers class formation request; Senators press for rail reform

(Source: Freight Waves, August 20, 2019)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Rail shippers will not be able to form a class action lawsuit to argue against alleged fuel surcharge price fixing, a federal appeals court ruled on August 16. A three-member panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously rejected a claim by rail shippers that they can form a class certification using a certain kind of analysis that measures the negative damages cited by a proposed class of plaintiffs. A court approval of a class certification would have enabled rail shippers to file a class action lawsuit.

Full story: Freight Waves

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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