United States Ninth Circuit

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Wells v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 16-56562

Reversing a district court order granting a motion to dismiss a railroad's counterclaims in class action suits by landowners challenging their ability to lease land for a petroleum pipeline because the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act did not limit right of way for railroad purposes and holding that the pipeline had a sufficient incidental use to support a railroad purpose.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/02/06




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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