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Company: General Electric Capital Services
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Penalty: $1,500,000
Year: 2009
Date: January 7, 2009
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: CSX agreed to a $3 million settlement of a class action brought by residents of Bullitt County, Kentucky living near the site of a derailment that released thick black smoke caused by the burning of hazardous chemicals the train was carrying. General Electric Capital Services was added as a defendant following allegations that the accident was caused by a defect in a rail car owned by that company. It joined in the settlement, which did not specify how much each defendant would pay. Here we assume they split the total cost equally.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Western District of Kentucky
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 3:07cv24
Case Name: Green et al v. CSX Corporation et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: Kentucky
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