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Larson • King Trial Team Successfully Defends Catastrophic Derailment Claim

10/21/2014

Larson • King trial lawyers Mark Solheim and Tony Novak successfully defended one of the firm’s clients in a recent jury trial arising out of multi-million dollar train derailment.  The derailment resulted in the evacuation of a nearby town and substantial remediation to clean up approximately 30,000 gallons of hazardous chemicals.  The incident received significant media coverage and the case was tried in Minnesota Federal District Court before Judge David Doty.  The parties presented extensive evidence from pathologists and reconstruction experts who opined on the circumstances giving rise to the derailment.  The jury returned a complete defense verdict on October 21, 2014.  For more information, contact Mark Solheim or Tony Novak.  

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