Judge OKs $7M Canadian Pacific Derailment Deal

Law360, New York (October 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district court judge has paved the way for thousands of people to cash in on a $7 million settlement in a class action lawsuit stemming from a deadly January 2002 derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. freight train that released anhydrous ammonia into the air, killing one man and injuring hundreds more.

In an order entered Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, Judge Daniel L. Hovland signed off on the settlement after a hearing during which he...
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