Settlement Of An Appeal Related To Lac-Mégantic

An agreement has been made between the families of the victims of the tragedy of Lac-Mégantic occurred in July 2013 and the companies involved in the derailment in the United States. An American lawyer who represented the plaintiffs said on Friday that a sum of US $ 200 million would be distributed to families of victims and other parties involved in the appeal. This is the family of a man who died in the tragedy which had initiated the prosecution for causing the wrongful death of 47 people.

The lawsuit was filed by Annick Roy, in a court of Illinois, on behalf of the estate of Jean-Guy Veilleux and mourning daughter. It sought compensation from ten individuals or companies, including MMA, Rail World Inc., Dave and Brit Morin, Edward Burkhardt (President of Rail World) and several US oil companies. The author of the prosecution also alleged that it was dangerous to transport oil in tank cars DOT-111, although it was known that they ripped open more easily than others during the derailment.

An American lawyer who represented the plaintiffs said on Friday that a sum of US $ 200 million would be distributed to families of victims.

“We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that these companies contribute and we intend to sue in Illinois and in any other State to ensure that they assume their responsibilities in this disaster,” said the lawyer who works for the Meyers & Flowers.

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