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No settlements yet with some riders who were on smoke-filled trains at L’Enfant Plaza in 2015

Smoke fills a Washington Metro system subway car near the L'Enfant Plaza station in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The smoke killed one woman and sent dozens to the hospital. (AP Photo/Andrew Litwin, file)

WASHINGTON — Metro still faces two dozen lawsuits tied to the deadly 2015 smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza, including a $50 million suit from the family of Carol Glover, who died after sitting on the smoke-filled train.

In a joint filing with Metro attorneys this week, lawyers representing injured riders or their families, who have yet to reach apparent settlements, said both sides want to keep the cases on hold for another 120 days.

That would allow settlement negotiations to continue in the 24 individual cases that remain of the 100 or so that were filed.

A status conference in the case is scheduled Thursday morning. If settlements are not reached, the cases could eventually go to trial.

In addition to the death of Glover who was a 61-year-old Alexandria resident, dozens of Metro riders were sickened in the January 2015 incident. Federal investigators blamed the incident on poor maintenance and subpar inspection practices.


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