Andrew Schlichter Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment Litigation
Schlichter Bogard & Denton partner Andrew Schlichter has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in litigation filed on behalf of individuals affected by the February 3, 2023 East Palestine, Ohio train derailment. The appointment was made on April 5, 2023 by order of U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson.
The Court’s order consolidated over thirty lawsuits against Norfolk Southern and appointed interim class counsel, noting that such counsel was “critically important in a case of this nature, as it is an ongoing event affecting potentially thousands of residents, property owners, and businesses in East Palestine, Ohio and the surrounding area.”
The litigation concerns the February 3, 2023 derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying various toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, which caused various harmful pollutants to spread throughout surrounding communities. Schlichter Bogard & Denton is seeking to help individuals who suffered harm as the result of this environmental disaster.