BNSF: Grain lawsuit addressed in federal court


MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS

BNSF Railway Co. Says a federal court has already has resolved new accusations by Montana's attorney general that the company broke a grain shipping agreement with a state-backed rail line. Attorney General Steve Bullock sued the railway in state district court in Fergus County last week. The suit claimed BNSF violated a 1984 agreement with the state when it stopped making payments earlier this month to cover some grain shipping costs in central Montana. Attorneys for the state say a regional monopoly could be created if BNSF prevails. They say...

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