Railway Co. Settles With Crash Victim's Family For $36M

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT) -- Canadian National Railway Co. will pay $36 million to settle negligence claims by the family of a woman who was killed in the 2009 derailment of a train carrying ethanol in Rockford, Ill., lawyers announced Tuesday.

The incident happened in June 2009, when Zoila Tellez, her husband, Jose, and their then-17-year-old daughter Adriana, who was pregnant, were in a car stopped at a crossing, waiting for the train to pass. The ballast under the tracks near the crossing had been washed out by heavy rains, leaving...
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