WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington-area Metro transit agency has settled seven of nine lawsuits by families of people killed in a 2009 train crash.
Metro also told a judge it is admitting legal responsibility for the deadliest accident in the system's history. Nine people died and dozens were injured when one train slammed into a stopped one.
Terms of the settlements have not been disclosed, though settlements in similar cases have been in the millions of dollars.
Patrick Regan, a lead attorney for the families, says the remaining two wrongful death cases are set to go to trial in March.
Regan says Metro's acknowledgment of liability in a court document filed Monday, and first reported by The Washington Examiner, will shorten the duration of any potential trial.