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Canadian Pacific challenging responsibility for Lac-Megantic disaster in court

June 16, 2015 | National Observer| A judge has begun hearing arguments that could determine the fate of more than $431 million destined for victims and creditors of the 2013 train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que.

Lawyers for Canadian Pacific Railway — the sole firm accused of responsibility in the rail disaster not to participate in the settlement offer — are in court today arguing the process is illegitimate and unfair.

CP is arguing that since MMA was a rail company and under federal jurisdiction, Federal Court, not Quebec Superior Court, is the proper venue for hearings.

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