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the u.s. supreme court on tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving texas-based bnsf railway co.the justices, in a 8-1 decision, threw out a lower court decision in montana allowing out-of-state residents to sue there over injuries that occurred anywhere in bnsf’s nationwide network. state courts cannot hear claims against companies when they are not based in the state or the alleged injuries did not occur there, the justices ruled.bnsf [bnisf.ul] is a subsidiary of berkshire hathaway inc.businesses and plaintiffs have been engaged in a fight over where lawsuits seeking financial compensation for injuries should be filed.companies typical...

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a bnsf train derailed in east boulder, prompting nearby businesses to evacuate over hazardous material concerns and causing a traffic snarl that saw bumper-to-bumper traffic along several city streets.it was soon determined that the most of the train cars that derailed were empty, save one that contained non-hazardous plastic beads and flipped over, and officials soon lifted the evacuations.no one was injured, and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.the derailment happened shortly after 3 p.m. on tuesday on the east/ west tracks between 55th and 63rd streets south of arapahoe avenue, according to boulder fire spokeswoman kim scott.read the full story at dailycamera.com....

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buses are rerouting to pick up passengers on the sounder south line train, which stopped after a freight train hit and killed a pedestrian.sounder south line trains have been canceled after a freight train hit and killed a pedestrian in kent south of willis road about 5:30 a.m. friday, a sound transit spokesperson said.passengers on the train heading to seattle were picked up in auburn by buses, but the 7:35 train from tacoma to seattle is canceled, along with several other trains from lakewood to seattle and from seattle to tacoma.transit users can see updates here.the freight train was a burlington north santa fe train. bnsf did not immediately respond to requests for comment.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks....

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st. louis (ap) — a supreme court ruling this week could have a “chilling effect” on the many lawsuits filed in st. louis claiming talcum powder causes a deadly form of cancer in women, including cases under appeal in which stricken women and their survivors have been awarded more than $300 million, experts said tuesday.justices ruled 8-1 monday that hundreds of out-state-residents can’t sue bristol-myers squibb co. in california state court over adverse reactions to the blood thinner plavix. it followed a similar ruling in may related to out-of-state injury claims against bnsf railway co. both were seen as wins for companies opposed to “venue shopping,” in which those filing suit seek out favorable state courts.almost immediately after the supreme court ruling, st. louis circui...

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