17 03, 2017

2008 Flood Caused by Three Large Man-Made Obstructions in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Not Rainfall

2018-09-21T17:33:43-05:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact:​Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. Phone: (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE THREE LARGE MAN-MADE OBSTRUCTIONS IN WATERLOO, CEDAR RAPIDS, AND IOWA CITY CAUSED THE 2008 FLOOD
 (March 17, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) In our last blog post, we discussed the impact of the 2008 Flood, and how certain actions from Union Pacific Corporation (“UP”) and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company (“CRANDIC,” wholly owned by Alliant Energy Corporation) allegedly turned what would have been a minor flood into a catastrophic disaster when UP and CRANDIC parked rail cars on rail bridges that were over 100 years old, apparently in an effort to prevent the bridges from collapsing. Unfortunately, [...]

2008 Flood Caused by Three Large Man-Made Obstructions in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Not Rainfall2018-09-21T17:33:43-05:00
16 03, 2017

2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, IA: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court

2018-09-21T17:36:35-05:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact:​ Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. Phone: (319) 366-8193 (Press Release on behalf of: Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C.; Cutter Law PC; Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.; Wexler Wallace LLP; Law Offices of Russell G. Petti) PRESS RELEASE 2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court (March 16, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) A long-running class action lawsuit against railway companies related to flooding allegedly caused by the collapse of their rail bridges in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has made its way to the Iowa Supreme Court. Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Griffioen et al. v. Union Pacific Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Corporation, Alliant Energy Corporation, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company, Iowa District Court for Linn. County, LACV078694; Iowa Supreme Court Case No. 16-1462, (click 130607 Petition to see PDF [...]

2016 “Flood” Proves Railroads Caused 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids, IA: Case Before Iowa Supreme Court2018-09-21T17:36:35-05:00