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Venue by amendment argued

Addition of plaintiff before suit could be transferred weighed

A judge's discretion to change the venue of a lawsuit in a Louisiana train accident was at issue Wednesday before the Missouri Supreme Court. In June 2007, a train owned by the Kansas City Southern Railroad Co. (headquarters pictured) slammed into a car in Louisiana. In the aftermath of the accident, an injured passenger and the family of a woman who died filed a lawsuit in Jackson County against the railway. The company is fighting a move to keep the lawsuit in Jackson County, saying venue is proper in St. Louis County, where the company’s registered agent resides.
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