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Metro crash litigation begins

Over at our sister blog On The Record, Barbara Grzincic spotted this tidbit in a Washington Post piece on the ongoing investigation into the horrific Metro subway crash here in DC:

The first lawsuit against Metro as a result of the crash was filed yesterday, and more are expected. The parents of Davonne Flanagan, 15, of the District sued in federal court, charging “negligent operation” and “negligent maintenance” on the part of Metro and the train’s operator.

The Maryland Daily Record got a hold of the complaint, which was brought by Davonne’s parents Imhotep Yakub and Dawn Flanagan just two days after the crash. They are seeking $950,000 for the teen’s fractured leg and for his pain and suffering. It appears to be the first lawsuit filed so far in courts in Maryland or the district.

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  1. Attorneys not familiar with the DC Wrongful Death Act and the particularities of the case law governing Metro’s tort liability are welcome to phone me at 202-719-8945 or email me at llapidus@karpfrosh.com.

    I filed the first law suit against Metro in the U.S. District Court for D.C . and would be happy to provide the reasons why early filing in this intance is both prudent and important for crash victims. Larry Lapidus

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