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DC Metro Train Collision Lawsuit Prepares for February Trial

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Though the Metro train collision in Washington, D.C. occurred two years ago, it is still fresh in the minds of the families who lost loved ones and have joined together to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit. According to a report by the Associated Press, the lawsuit against Metro and equipment suppliers is set to go to trial in February 2012.

The crash, which occurred on the Metro red line and was caused by a malfunctioning electronic circuit distributed by New York based Alstom, killed nine people including the train operator and injured many more. Families of the injured are seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical bills and damages. Families of those killed in the tragedy are seeking tens of millions of dollars in compensation.

The trial is expected to take about six weeks, though one attorney told the AP that the vast majority of cases like this settle before court. The family a child killed in the crash has already asked for judges approval of a settlement, though the amount of the settlement and whether it has been approved is unknown.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: DC Metro Train Collision Lawsuit Prepares for February Trial was posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Accident Lawsuits.

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