CSX motions to dismiss plaintiff from Peirce case

CSX has moved to have a plaintiff dismissed from his asbestosis case against the railroad giant because of fraud it uncovered during discovery.

In short, CSX Transportation Inc. says Rodney Chambers of Huntington fabricated a doctor who he claimed had treated him for asbestosis.

"Without faking this type of medical evidence, plaintiff Chambers would not have been able to allege a proper cause of action against CSXT," CSX claims.

CSX also says a Pittsburgh-based law firm that specializes in asbestosis claims has provided its plaintiffs with a "pre-printed form and diagnosis regarding their potential claim and its alleged cause."

CSX filed the motion to dismiss Chambers on July 10.

After consultation, plaintiff's counsel informed Mr. Chambers that because of irreconcilable differences it could no longer represent Mr. Chambers in the prosecution of his claims against the defendant.”

— Peirce Firm to Chambers