STB decision upholds federal preemption of state statutes

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

The Surface Transportation Board has ruled that claims filed against Norfolk Southern in certain Virginia state court lawsuits are preempted by federal law. STB, in “NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY—PETITION FOR DECLARATORY ORDER” (Docket No. FD 35701), granted NS’s petition on Nov. 4, 2013.

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