Shippers’ railroad price-fixing suit gets class-action status

Jun 25, 2012 | 09:55 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Railroad, price-fixing allegations, fuel surcharges, Olin, U.S. Magnesium, Stephen Neuwirth, Norfolk Southern, CSX Union Pacific

CHICAGO — After five years of legal wrangling, eight shippers who allege that major U.S. freight railroads engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy via rail fuel surcharges have got the case certified as a class-action complaint.

Under the ruling in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, additional shippers will be able to seek restitution should the lawsuit be decided in the plaintiffs’ favor.....

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