Motley Rice has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia mother and her child, both of whom suffered severe injuries Feb. 4, 2018 when an Amtrak train crashed into a stationary CSX freight train in the city of Cayce, just west of Columbia, S.C.
A bankruptcy plan has been approved carving out a trust for personal injury claimants as well as a second channeling agreement allowing for future claims. Motley Rice helped negotiate the resolutions and spoke out in favor of both plans during an approval hearing.
The Supreme Court of California declined to review a series of lower court decisions that found 3 lead pigment companies created a public nuisance by promoting the use of lead pigment in paint in homes, and that an abatement funded by the defendants was needed in order to mitigate the harm done.
On February 4, 2018 at approximately 2:35 a.m., Amtrak passenger train 91, known as the Silver Star, crashed into a CSX freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, a suburb of Columbia, South Carolina.
An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Miami, Florida derailed in Columbia, S.C., killing two Amtrak workers and injuring more than 100 passengers. The incident happened near the S.C. State Farmers Market when the train collided with a stationary CSX freight train.