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Monday, November 11, 2019

Amtrak Removes Right to Sue

In the wake of a $265M settlement for 8 deaths and hundreds of injuries in Philadelphia in 2015, Amtrak added a clause to its ticket purchases requiring arbitration.  Though the change, made in January, has not received a lot of attention, that may change shortly.  Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is looking into the issue, and the House Transportation Committee holds a hearing on Amtrak on Wednesday.  Politico broke the story last week.

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