Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Paulsboro NJ Victims of Derailed Train
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The environmental attorneys at Lieberman & Blecher are filing what will be the third in a series of lawsuits relating to a train that derailed in Paulsboro, NJ, releasing vinyl chloride (a carcinogen) into the environment, when a bridge collapsed beneath it on the morning of November 30, 2012.
This case, brought on behalf of 52 adults and minors who live in close proximity to the site of the train derailment, will be filed in Gloucester County State Court. The eight count complaint alleges that the railroad defendants, as well as the engineer of the train that derailed and the dispatcher who allegedly authorized the train to proceed, committed negligence, engaged in an abnormally dangerous activity, committed negligent supervision, committed a trespass, committed assault and battery, and created a private and public nuisance.
The suit seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, medical surveillance and attorneys fees for those who have been injured or otherwise impacted by derailed train, which released a toxic cloud of vinyl chloride that adversely affected the residents of this community.
A copy of the Complaint is available here: Initial Complaint: Kidd, et al. v. Conrail, et al.