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CP Rail, Union Tank, Trinity Industries, GE Railcar Services and Western Petroleum Implicated in the Lac-Mégantic Class

CP Rail, Union Tank, Trinity Industries, GE Railcar Services and Western 
Petroleum Implicated in the Lac-Mégantic Class Proceeding 
LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC, Aug. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Co. ("CP") 
has been added as a respondent. It is alleged that CP entrusted the 
transport of highly explosive shale liquids to a carrier with one of the 
poorest safety records in the industry which was operating on poorly 
maintained "excepted track" that did not permit the transport of flammable or 
dangerous goods, with speeds limited to 10 km/h. It is also alleged that CP 
knew at that time that MMA was insolvent and underinsured. 
The amendment has also added Union Tank Car Company, Trinity Industries and 
General Electric Rail Car Services Corp. (lessors of the tanker cars) and 
Western Petroleum Company (lessee of the tanker cars). Lac-Mégantic lawyer 
Mtre. Daniel Larochelle explained that these parties were added "on the basis 
that they were well aware that these non-reinforced older model DOT-111 
tankers were wholly unsuitable for the transport of these highly explosive 
shale liquids." He stated that investigations continue to ensure that all 
responsible parties will be held accountable. 
The proposed representative plaintiffs are Guy Ouellet, whose partner Diane 
Bizier died in the explosion, and Yannick Gagné, the owner of popular 
restaurant Musi-Café, which was destroyed as a result of the derailment and 
ensuing explosions. 
A team of experienced class action lawyers has been assembled to assist the 
Lac-Mégantic community to prosecute this action, and consists of Mtre. Daniel 
Larochelle, Consumer Law Group in Montreal, Rochon Genova LLP of Toronto and 
Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein LLP of New York and San Francisco.
 

SOURCE  ROCHON GENOVA LLP 
Daniel Larochelle (819) 583-5686 or Jeff Orenstein (514) 266-7863 
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CO: ROCHON GENOVA LLP
ST: Quebec
NI: LAW VERDICTS LAWVIEWS  
-0- Aug/16/2013 20:18 GMT
 
 
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