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Attorney Jerome Ringler Gets Universal to Pay $12 Million in Metrolink Crash

September 22, 2008

Plaintiff was among 32 passengers injured in Burbank wreck blamed on a driver for the firm.
By Jean Guccione

Times Staff Write

A jury has ordered Universal Studios to pay $12 million to a woman who was seriously injured in a 2003 Metrolink crash in Burbank, finding that one of the company’s truck drivers caused the collision.
The verdict is the first against the entertainment giant since the same jury last month found the company liable for the crash that killed two people and injured 32 others.



Lawyer Jerome Ringler Gets Client $9 Million for Metrolink Train Crash in 2002

September 22, 2008

Riverside woman’s suit is the first of more than100 to go on trial in the 2002 Placentia wreck.

By Caitlin Liu and Christine Hanley

A Riverside woman was awarded nearly $9 million Wednesday by an Orange County jury for injuries-primarily psychological-she suffered in a 2002 crash between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train that killed three people and injured more than 260.


Metrolink Wreck Article with Videos of Jerry Ringler

September 19, 2008

As a governmental agency, lawyers noted, Metrolink cannot be subjected to punitive damages in any civil action – a situation those lawyers said likely protects it from a bankruptcy situation. A spokesman for Metrolink said the agency would not be making any comments on potential legal issues.

Attorney Jerome Ringler, who served as lead counsel for victims of a Metrolink train derailment in Placentia in 2002, those in a Burbank derailment in 2003, and in the Glendale derailment in 2005, said the Chatsworth crash could expose further fault with Metrolink.

“I suspect the real reason these tragedies occurred is due to either simple inattentivenesss on the part of the engineers or a failure on the part of the railrood industry to allow these engineers adequate rest between shifts so that these kind of tragedies could be avoided,” Ringler said.

“This is a horrible tragedy. They are facing hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars of exposure.”

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