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Case No. 16-1462

Mark Griffioen, Joyce Ludvicek, Mike Ludvicek, Sandra Skelton, and Brian Vanous, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated,
v.
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company, Alliant Energy Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and Union Pacific Corporation.

Plaintiffs appeal from an order granting the defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings after the court found the plaintiffs’ claims were preempted by the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA). The plaintiffs argue the district court erred in finding state laws with only an incidental impact on railway transportation are preempted by ICCTA and in dismissing the claims on the pleadings without a showing by the defendants that the claims actually had an impact on railway transportation.

County:
Linn

Appellants

Mark Griffioen, Joyce Ludvicek, Mike Ludvicek, Sandra Skelton, and Brian Vanous, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated,

Appellees

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company, Alliant Energy Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and Union Pacific Corporation.

Attorneys for Appellants

Sam Sheronick
C. Brooks Cutter
John R. Parker Jr.
Russell G. Petti
Edward A. Wallace
Eric J. Ratinoff

Attorneys for Appellees

Kevin H. Collins
Sarah J. Gayer
Timothy R. Thornton
Leah Ceee O. Boomsma
Bruce E. Johnson
Charles T. Hvass Jr.
Alice E. Loughran

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Oct 17, 2017 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
16-1462
Date Published:
Jun 22, 2018
Date Amended:
Aug 31, 2018

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