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Metrolink lawsuits number more than 140

September 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
As we approach one year since the deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, lawsuits involving the injured now reportedly total more than 140.The L.A. Daily News reports $600 million to $1 billion in damages could be paid out to victims.

Attorneys for the injured say the suits are being consolidated into one master complaint to limit the number of trials.

A Metrolink train slammed head on into a Union Pacific train on September 12 of last year, killing 25 people and injuring 135 others. The investigation revealed the Metrolink engineer ignored a red light signal, possibly while texting on his cell phone.

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