GLENDALE — Metrolink has agreed to pay $30 million to settle 90% of the lawsuits filed against it in the aftermath of a January 2005 derailment that killed 11 passengers on the Glendale border, attorneys for the plaintiffs announced Wednesday.
The plaintiffs will receive millions in compensation for their cases against Metrolink, their attorney, Jerome Ringler, said.
After the crash, 150 complaints were filed. Of those, nine of the 11 wrongful death lawsuits have been settled, Ringler said. Twelve of 16 serious injury lawsuits have been resolved. The remaining cases were not critical injuries.
Eleven passengers were killed and nearly 200 others injured Jan. 26, 2005, when the Metrolink train derailed after hitting a parked Jeep Cherokee left behind by Juan Manuel Alvarez on the tracks near Chevy Chase Drive.