NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New York trial attorney Benedict Morelli, a member of the plaintiffs management committee (PMC) that helped establish a landmark $265 million settlement program in the Amtrak Train No. 188 federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), said today marks an important milestone for his catastrophically injured clients and the American justice system.
Mr. Morelli, who represents famed Philadelphia Chef Eli Kulp, a Train 188 passenger nearly killed in the May 12, 2015 derailment, said after the settlement order was entered earlier today, "While no amount of money can bring back any of the eight who died, or free Chef Kulp, now a quadriplegic, from the wheelchair on which he is totally dependent for mobility, it is reassuring for him to know based on this historic agreement that the justice system works. I am proud to say that through our work on the PMC, and with the guidance of the Court, there is full recognition that Chef Kulp and all the other victims deserve to be justly compensated for what they've endured and continue to experience for the rest of their lives."
Mr. Morelli, a highly experienced trial attorney, also recently represented Tracy Morgan in his personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart.
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