Calamities

Metrolink contractor already in court

Veolia, the French multinational company that provided Metrolink with engineer Robert Sanchez, is already facing trial in Los Angeles federal court on suits alleging the firm routinely denied workers' rest breaks, overtime pay and other rights. A hearing was held Thursday in the case, amid questions about whether Sanchez' split shift contributed to last Friday's Metrolink crash in Chatsworth. Veolia "faces a slew of lawsuits in at least seven states," says a story in the Daily Journal by Gabe Friedman.


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