Two top officials of defunct refrigerated rail service Cold Train are suing BNSF Railway in Washington for $41 million for putting them out of business.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Spokane on Tuesday.
Capital Press reported that the lawsuit contends BNSF reneged on a contract to provide rail service to Cold Train, misrepresented itself in saying it would improve rail service and did so knowing a sale of the company depended on it.
The lawsuit seeks an amount to be proven at trial estimated to be in excess of $41 million.
Cold Train operated from 2010 to 2014 and grew to about 700 refrigerated containers per month headed east, carrying apples, other produce and frozen goods.
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