Metro Crash Civil Trial Delayed Until 2012

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The AP is reporting that the civil suit brought by survivors of those killed in the June 2009 metro accident, originally slated to start September 2011, is being pushed back to January 2012. Following a motion brought by two newer defendants in the claim, ARINC (a provider of communications system on public transport systems) and Michigan-based electrical supplier, ADCO Circuits, a judge upheld the request to delay the start of the tiral.

In addition, the judge will allow a hearing this November for Metro to ask some charges to be dismissed, specifically those which would impede on “sovereign immunity” that WMATA retains as a transportation authority.

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