Ozark, City of v. Union Pacific Railroad Company et al
JUDGMENT as set forth. Signed by Honorable Timothy L. Brooks on January 11, 2016. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
CITY OF OZARK, ARKANSAS,
a municipal corporation
Case No. 2:14-CV-02196
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
Pursuant to the Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order (Doc. 71 ), the Court
hereby finds and directs that Plaintiff City of Ozark, Arkansas, is entitled to a judgment
against Defendant Union Pacific Railroad Company:
(1) declaring that the railroad
crossing at issue in this lawsuit was once a public, at-grade crossing, and was not closed
according to Arkansas law; (2) awarding a permanent injunction to City of Ozark and
requiring Union Pacific to return the crossing to the condition it was in prior to its closing
in 2001; and (3) awarding damages to City of Ozark in the form of requiring Union Pacific
to pay all costs and expenses associated with returning the crossing to the condition it was
in prior to its closing in 2001 .
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that declaratory judgment is awarded to City of
Ozark on Count I of its Amended Complaint.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that permanent injunctive relief is awarded to City of
Ozark on Counts II and Ill of its Amended Complaint. By no later than April 8, 20161,
Union Pacific is to reopen the railroad crossing at issue in this case and return it to a public,
120 days from entry of the Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order on
December 10, 2015 . (Doc. 71 at page 23) .
at-grade crossing , just as it appeared in 2001, prior to its removal.
IT 15 FURTHER ORDERED that all costs incurred in reopening the railroad crossing
will be borne solely by Union Pacific. In addition , the total costs taxable to Union Pacific
and awarded to the City pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d) and 28 U.S.C.
§ 1920 are $6 ,397 .68 .
IT 15 50 ORDERED on this
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