BNSF: Grain lawsuit addressed in federal court
November 23, 2009
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...