Norfolk Southern Agrees to $600 Million Settlement for East Palestine Train Derailment

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – Norfolk Southern, a railroad company, has agreed to a $600 million settlement to resolve a series of lawsuits resulting from a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio last year. The settlement will cover all class-action claims within a 20-mile radius of the derailment site, as well as personal injury claims within 10 miles. The agreement was reached after three days of mediation supervised by a former federal judge. The February 3, 2023, derailment had a significant impact on the small town and surrounding communities. A total of 38 rail cars, including … Read more

Relatives Seek Justice and Compensation in Grievous Tempe Train Collision: First Lawsuit Heard in Athens Court

Athens, Greece – The Athens Court of First Instance heard the first lawsuit from the relatives of a victim of the tragic Tempe train collision. The collision, which took place on February 28, 2023, was the deadliest rail disaster in Greek history, claiming the lives of 57 people and injuring many others. The lawsuit seeks compensation of 240,000 euros per plaintiff, totaling over 1 million euros for the five relatives. It is expected that more relatives will also pursue legal action to find some moral vindication through compensation. During the court hearing, Epaminondas Bouras, a … Read more

Family of Kansas City Man Shot on Amtrak Train Receives $158 Million Award in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A jury has awarded the family of Richie T. Aaron, a Kansas City man who was fatally shot on an Amtrak train, a staggering $158 million this week. The incident occurred on January 14, 2022, as the train pulled into the Lee’s Summit station in Independence, Missouri. Following the shooting, Aaron’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that Amtrak failed to take any action to provide medical assistance to Aaron. Despite pleas for help from passengers, the train continued to its next destination. The lawsuit argued that Amtrak showed negligence … Read more

Landmark Jury Decision: Family of Man Tragically Killed on Amtrak Train Awarded $158 Million

Kansas City, Missouri – A jury has awarded a staggering $158 million to the family of a man who was tragically killed aboard an Amtrak train in suburban Kansas City. The verdict was reached after a lengthy trial spanning several days. The judge presiding over the case called it a “tremendous loss” for the family and acknowledged the profound impact it has had on their lives. The lawsuit was filed by the family of the victim, who was brutally murdered on the train. The incident occurred when a man armed with a knife boarded the … Read more