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Ninth Circuit panel backs Union Pacific in right of way case

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reinstated counterclaims by Union Pacific Railroad on Feb. 7 centered on its leasing of land under 1,800 miles of its right of way to Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline LP to build a petroleum pipeline.

Pipeline serves a 'railroad purpose' as long as railroad operation continues and benefits, 9th Circuit rules

A pipeline can suffice as a "railroad purpose" under right-of-way rules granted to railroads in the 19th century, as long as the railroad benefits, an appeals court ruled this month.

$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, appeals panel told

Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.

Woman claims late husband's exposure to substances at Union Pacific Railroad Co. caused damage

OAKLAND – An Idaho widow alleges her husband was exposed to toxic substances that contributed to him developing leukemia.

Railroads succeed in blocking new Haz-Mat tax

SACRAMENTO -- A California judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the new tax scheme scheduled to be imposed on trains carrying hazardous materials, pointing out that the petitioners’ arguments merited a day in court.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide dietary supplements case

ORLANDO -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is on the verge of providing a concrete resolution to the contrasting opinions of district courts regarding certification and classification of dietary supplements and the lawsuits related to them.

Man alleges he was terminated by Union Pacific Railroad in retaliation

OAKLAND – A man alleges he was wrongfully terminated by his former railroad employer.

Union Pacific Railroad Co. employee alleges injuries

SACRAMENTO – A railroad employee alleges he was injured from a result of poor working conditions.