Norfolk Southern cannot escape Pennsylvania jurisdiction, judges say

By Linda Chiem (July 12, 2022, 5:40 p.m. EDT) — Plaintiffs’ attorneys and consumer rights advocates have backed a former U.S. Supreme Court railroad worker’s attempt to revive his claims under the federal employers’ liability law against Norfolk Southern Railway in a closely watched case. dispute over Pennsylvania’s jurisdiction over out-of-state businesses that has significant implications for corporate litigation.

The Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, the American Association for Justice and others on Tuesday filed amicus briefs supporting Robert Mallory, a Virginia resident who sued Atlanta-based Norfolk Southern Railway Co., in court. Philadelphia joint pleas in 2017, alleging he developed colon cancer as a result of exposure. to chemicals during his two decades of work for the railroad in…

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