What are your thoughts on CN suing the STB? (Tony Hatch)

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CN is suing the STB. Yes. My very first thought was the James Gang suing Judge Roy Bean over their jaywalking charge before the big train robbery trial. The sale of the upstate NY short line was actually approved 2-1 by the STB but the conditions imposed were too much (this is a key point for the long term IMHO). In this particular case, the conditions were about “paper barriers” – contractual agreements biding traffic between seller and buyer, a long-time bugaboo for the STB. CN wouldn’t agree to the deal under those conditions – and is now suing….crazy? or fou like a renard? Perhaps the consigliere is seeing justice (a pro-competitive deal) denied and trying to set a precedent…..