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Class Action Suit Filed Against Railroads
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2/FOX 28) - A local law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against some Iowa railroads.
According to its website, the Sam Sheronick Law Firm in Cedar Rapids says plaintiffs believe the railroads made the 2008 flooding in Cedar Rapids worse.
The plaintiffs claim that when defendants filled their railcars with heavy rock and place them on their bridges they engaged in activity which could pose grave harm to others if the bridges collapsed and the railcars prevented water from going down river.
The suit seeks to prove, among other things, that actions taken by railroads and others to protect their property came at the expense of other Cedar Rapids Property owners.