5 12, 2018

Litigation Over 2008 Rail Bridges Collapse Makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court

2018-12-06T11:12:56-06:00

Media Only Inquiries Contact: Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. at (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 (December 5, 2018)  Property owners seek restitution for over $6 billion in property damages, reports Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C., Cutter Law, P.C., Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, Wexler Wallace, LLP, and the Law Offices of Russell G. Petti. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case filed by property owners who allege that over $6 Billion in property damages occurred when the Defendants, Alliant Energy’s (LNT) CRANDIC Railway and Union Pacific Railroad (UNP), loaded weighted and joined rail cars onto over century old, dilapidated rail bridges ahead of a near annual minor flood. Plaintiffs allege [...]

Litigation Over 2008 Rail Bridges Collapse Makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court2018-12-06T11:12:56-06:00
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
11 05, 2015

May 11, 2015 Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Case from our Cedar Rapids personal Injury Law Firm

2017-06-06T14:16:07-05:00

Do You Have Information About the Cause of the 2008 Flood in Cedar Rapids and/or Do You Want To Be a Potential Class Action Representative potentially Represented by our Cedar Rapids personal injury law firm? Given the large number of people potentially affected by this case, those wanting to share information about the cause of the Flood of 2008 in Cedar Rapids and share other matters relevant to this case, or those interested in becoming a potential class action representative, should not call or stop by the law firms, but rather, they should click this link here and submit their information through the online form at that link.   Disclaimer, Legal Notices, and Terms of Use By viewing this web site, you agree to be bound by the Disclaimer, Legal Notices, and Terms of Use which you agree will be governed, construed, an [...]

May 11, 2015 Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Case from our Cedar Rapids personal Injury Law Firm2017-06-06T14:16:07-05:00
7 05, 2015

May 7, 2015 Update to Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action Case

2017-06-06T14:16:17-05:00

PRESS RELEASE  Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates Plaintiffs 2008 Flood Class Action Case  And Returns Case to State Court for Trial  May 7, 2015 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) – The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Plaintiffs and ruled on Thursday, May 7 that Plaintiffs’ class action case against the railroads should be reinstated and sent back to state court in Iowa.  “All we ever wanted was a chance to present the truth at trial in state court so that those who suffered certain property damages during the Flood of 2008 could be made whole,” says Attorney Sam Sheronick of Sam Sheronick law Firm, P.C. Extensive investigation and scientific research led to a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of five (5) Plaintiffs who allege that actions taken by Union Pacific Railroad, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway [...]

May 7, 2015 Update to Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action Case2017-06-06T14:16:17-05:00
27 06, 2013

June 27, 2013 First Case Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action

2017-06-06T14:17:24-05:00

  Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action Blog Type the search "Was Hurricane Katrina a Man-Made Disaster" into any search engine and you will find that Hurricane Katrina was an unremarkable, garden variety hurricane which would have caused very little damage had it not been for a series of human errors and bad decisions which transformed that minor storm into a catastrophic disaster of epic proportions. Simply stated, the world now knows Hurricane Katrina was a man-made and not a natural disaster. Similarly, a Class Action lawsuit was filed by Sam Sheronick Law Firm, P.C. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Sacramento, California law firm of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP against certain railroads and others which Plaintiffs believe caused and/or exacerbated the 2008 flooding in Cedar Rapids. Simply stated, scientific evidence at trial will prove a minor, run of the [...]

June 27, 2013 First Case Update: Cedar Rapids Flood Class Action2017-06-06T14:17:24-05:00