On May 24, 2016, the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. was appointed by the Honorable Legrome D. Davis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee in the In Re: Amtrak Train Derailment Multidistrict Litigation.
The Litigation, stemming from a May 12, 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia with 253 people on board, currently involves approximately 100 lawsuits and over 125 injured passengers. This Management Committee role entails facilitating communications between and among all of the plaintiffs, Amtrak, and the Court, as well as coordinating a plan to evaluate the respective damages suffered by each plaintiff and to apportion damages from a statutorily awarded cap of $295 million.
Eisenberg Rothweiler is pleased to accept this appointment on behalf of its catastrophically injured clients and scores of others unnecessarily harmed by Amtrak.