Train+derailment36A federal judge Thursday denied a motion for dismissal by CSX Transportation and the maintenance company responsible for inspecting the rails relating to the February 2015 Mount Carbon derailment, allowing the lawsuit to move forward.

In a 15-page decision, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled the lawsuit filed by approximately 300 families against Sperry Rail Inc. and CSX Transportation has merit, and he was especially hard on Sperry’s claim as a third-party contractor it’s not responsible to the plaintiffs. read more…