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$200 Million Chatsworth Metrolink Settlement Expected to be Approved Today
Nearly two years to the date, a judge today is expected to sign off on a $200 million settlement that would go to family members and survivors of fatal Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth. On the afternoon of Friday, September 12th, 2008 a Metrolink train headed to Ventura County crashed head-on with a Union Pacific freight train, killing 25 people and injuring 125 more.
Whether $200 million is enough or not, that is the federal cap on passenger rail accidents, but more than 100 lawsuits are still pending in courts.