Texas Supreme Court says train-wreck trial to stay in Midland

The Midland (TX) Reporter-Telegram (5/19, Basco, 44K) reports that Texas’ Supreme Court last Thursday upheld the state Court of Appeals’ ruling that a civil trial involving Union Pacific over a November 15, 2012 train wreck should remain in Midland. The state Supreme Court ultimately has the power to decide on the trial’s venue, however. The paper notes that plaintiffs in the lawsuit have been trying to have it heard in Dallas, in hope of consolidating their case with another that’s similar in nature.