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Law’s Andrew Geronimo and Avidan Cover talks about Norfolk Southern Corp. train derailment

Norfolk Southern judge’s frank demeanor demands lawyers’ focus
Bloomberg LawAndrew Geronimo, director of the First Amendment Clinic at the School of Law, and Avidan Cover, professor of law, discussed the reputation of the federal judge presiding over dozens of lawsuits from the Norfolk Southern Corp. train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and her expectations. “Judge Pearson is an attentive jurist who closely controls her courtroom to make sure that everyone involved appreciates the seriousness of the proceedings,” Geronimo said. “…her demands for professionalism ensure that all parties having business before the Court are treated with respect regardless of their status.”