A portion of the burned out town - Date/Photographer unknown.
4 December 2013
Hundreds Sign On to Lake Megantic Class Action Lawsuit
Lake Megantic Quebec - The Lake Megantic lawyer, who's own office was destroyed when a runway fuel train derailed and exploded in Lake Megantic last summer says more than 1,200 residents have signed on as plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA), chairman Edward Burkhardt, President Robert Grindrod, and the train operator Thomas Harding.
Daniel Larochelle filed the motion to launch a class action lawsuit one week after the accident 6 Jul 2013.
Larochelle says 300-people signed on in the past three weeks after he publicized an appeal to have more people join the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs include people who were injured, the families of the 47 people who died, people who lost their jobs as a result of the destruction of the downtown core, and people who lost property or income.