Judge OKs NFS East Palestine Settlement

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A federal judge in Youngstown has signed off on the $600 million class action settlement between Norfolk Southern Railroad and East Palestine-area residents.

That’s even though residents close to that toxic train derailment last February are concerned about how the money will be divvied up.

There’s a deadline of August 22 to file to be part of the class action.

But a hearing on the distribution plan, attorney’s fees and objections won’t take place until September.