Railroad lawsuits against repair contractors charging ahead

Railroads claim that many recent derailments are the result of shoddy repairs

Transportation lawsuits are nothing new — just look at the multiple court battles that American Airlines has faced over the past couple of years. However, American railcar operators and railroads are becoming a regular court fixture as well, raising questions about rail safety.

According to the Wall Street Journal, railroads have outsourced much of its repair and maintenance work to outside contractors in recent years, but shoddy work from those contractors has resulted in more derailments and general hazards than ever before. As a result, the railroads are looking to fight back with litigation.

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