Metrolink To Pay $200M Over Fatal 2008 Train Crash

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The Southern California Regional Rail Authority has agreed to pay the maximum $200 million to cover claims stemming from a 2008 commuter train crash that left 25 people dead and dozens injured.

The authority, which runs the Metrolink regional train service, filed an interpleader action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday, setting aside $200 million, the maximum payout currently allowed for passenger train accidents under federal law, a spokeswoman said.

The settlement, which requires court approval, comes less than...
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