Hundreds sign on to Lac Megantic class action lawsuit

The Lac Megantic lawyer, who's own office was destroyed when a runway fuel train derailed and exploded in Lac Megantic last summer says more than 1200 residents have signed on as plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway, chairman Edward Burkhardt, President Robert Grindrod and the train operator Thomas Harding.

Daniel Larochelle filed the motion to launched a class action lawsuit one week after the accident last July 6th.

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.

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