Milford-Bennington R.R. Co. v. Pan Am Rys., Inc., No. 12-1031 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Milford-Bennington Railroad Company, Inc. (MBR) appealed an award of summary judgment to Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (collectively, "Pan Am") in a dispute arising from Pan Am's actions under a contract to provide MBR with access to Pan Am's railroad tracks. The district court held that Pan Am did not breach its duty of good faith and fair dealing when it exercised its contractual right to exclude an MBR employee from its trackage for violating a safety rule. The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that even if Pan Am was bound by a duty of good faith and fair dealing when exercising its right to exclude the employee from its trackage, Pan Am did not breach that duty.