Representative Matter

7th Circuit Finds Federal Preemption under the ICCTA

Wedemeyer v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 850 F.3d 889 (7th Cir. 2017). Secured victory on preemption under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA). The Seventh Circuit rejected an adjacent landowner’s attempt to use state law to take active operating railroad property. It held that ICCTA preempts state law and permits railroads to operate free from interference by state regulation.