Norfolk Southern might owe millions for alleged contract breach

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; September 24, 2019

Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) could be forced to pay millions of dollars for breaching a contract to ship coal to coal-fired power plants, a jury determined last week.

A jury found on Sept. 17 that NSC didn’t deliver coal supplied by Alabama-based Drummond Coal from the Shipyard Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina, to 23 destinations in the eastern U.S. The case was heard in the U.S. District Court in Roanoke, Virginia.

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