With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, two competing camps of class action lawyers can't seem to resolve disputes over the use of railroad lines for fiber-optic cable, an issue marked by decades of litigation. Plaintiffs' attorney Nels Ackerson and other lawyers nationwide believe class actions are the only means of correcting the imbalance of power between small family farmers and the big telecoms.
Blood on the Tracks
The American Lawyer
June 3, 2002
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