Via Rail train derailment class action lawsuit certified
Court rules that the class action can proceed
TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The action arising out of the derailment of Via Rail train #92 near Aldershot, Ontario on February 26, 2012, was certified as a class action.
"The court has determined that the matter can proceed through the courts as a class action which is a critical step in obtaining justice for the many innocent victims of this tragedy", said Harvey Strosberg, Q.C. of Sutts, Strosberg LLP.
Class Counsel in this matter is Ted Charney of Falconer Charney LLP, Kirk Baert of Koskie Minsky LLP, and Mr. Strosberg and Sharon Strosberg of Sutts, Strosberg LLP.
"We are determined to obtain justice for those whose lives were altered by this terrible event," said Ted Charney. "We believe the ruling brings us closer to resolving this matter."
"Our clients are delighted that the court has agreed to certify this action as a class action," said Kirk Baert.
The certification order allows the matter to proceed against the defendants, including Via Rail Canada Inc. and Canadian National Railway Company.
The class action seeks compensation for physical and emotional injury, damage to property and loss of income to approximately 68 people who were passengers on the train at the time of the derailment.
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