Meyers & Flowers to sue Canadian Pacific on behalf of the victims of the LAC megantic train derailment
Peter J. Flowers, Meyers & Flowers’ partner and lawyer for the families of 41 of the 47 victims of the Lac-Megantic train derailment, recently spoke to the Associated Press and members of the U.S. and Canadian media regarding the latest settlement news and Canadian Pacific’s ongoing refusal to contribute to the victim’s settlement fund.
This month, judges in Canada and the U.S. have signed off on a $338 million settlement agreement between the victims, creditors and the approximately 25 companies accused of being responsible for the July 6, 2013, train derailment that killed 47 and destroyed the town of Lac-Megantic. However, Canadian Pacific has declined to accept any responsibility for the disaster and is not contributing to the settlement funds.
Calling Canadian Pacific’s decision reprehensible, Mr. Flowers has vowed to continue to hold the company responsible and will seek compensation and justice for the many wrongful deaths and pain caused to the families. He plans to file a lawsuit against Canadian Pacific with the Circuit Court of Cook County within the next 18 months.