Court Appoints Jeffrey Goldenberg to Executive Committee in East Palestine Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Litigation
More than 30 different class action lawsuits filed against Norfolk Southern as a result of the devastating February 3, 2023 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, have been consolidated before Judge Benita Pearson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The lead case is Feezle v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.,No. 4:23-cv-00242 (N.D. Ohio). The Plaintiffs in the lawsuits are local residents and businesses seeking compensation for property damage, ongoing medical monitoring for the community, and punitive damages against the railroad company.
On April 5, 2023, Judge Pearson selected a prestigious slate of plaintiffs’ attorneys to lead the consolidated litigation. The firms appointed include some of the largest and most respected plaintiff law firms in the country. Of the many well-qualified attorneys seeking a leadership role in the litigation, the Court appointed Jeffrey Goldenberg of Goldenberg Schneider to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee