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Industry, Union Pacific Settle Suit Over Shipment Liabilities

1:25 PM MDT | September 29, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

ACC says the lawsuit filed against Union Pacific over liability provisions in the railroad’s rate card has been settled. ACC and The Chlorine Institute had filed a lawsuit against Union Pacific challenging the railroad’s rate card provision that requires shippers to solely bear liability for a chlorine spill, even if the accident was the carrier’s fault. The lawsuit was in response to a tariff rate change Union Pacific made in March. Industry says shippers at times do not have other options for shipping their product, and therefore do not have the...

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