Toxic Exposure Claims Against Union Pacific Railroad Survive Daubert Challenges

  • Order

OMAHA, Neb. –– Toxic exposure claims asserted against Union Pacific Railroad Company will be permitted to proceed, a Nebraska federal court has ruled, concluding that the plaintiffs’ experts’ testimony “will assist the trier of fact in determination the Railroad’s potential liability in light of the requisite causation standard.”

In the Oct. 22 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska found that the experts’ testimony is “relevant and reliable.”

“The court finds the experts’ opinions are tied to the facts of the case and are supported by accepted scientific theories,” the court concluded. “The record shows the experts …


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