Judge Trims Suit Over Fatal DC Metro Crash

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 3:20 PM EST) -- A federal judge has cut one claim from a suit brought by victims of a June 2009 Metro crash that killed nine people in Washington, ruling that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority cannot be held liable for keeping older trains in service.

During a hearing held Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Reggie B. Walton found that as a quasi-governmental agency, WMATA is protected by sovereign immunity and cannot be held liable for policy decisions, according to attorneys working...
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