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BNSF asks court to require arbitration for settlements in Missouri crash

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BNSF Railway Co. asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, The Associated Press reports.

BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a train this summer collided with a truck blocking an intersection near Mendon. The accident caused four deaths and dozens of injuries.

Forced arbitration would mean lawsuits would not be used in settlements related to the accident.

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