PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trial attorneys Tom Kline, Esq., of Kline & Specter, P.C., and Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Esq., of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., whose firms collectively represent 35 passengers/victims (including two death claims) in the May 2015 Amtrak Train 188 derailment, issued the following joint statement today in response to media reports that Amtrak has settled an unspecified number of cases resulting from the incident. Both Mr. Kline and Mr. Mongeluzzi, who filed the first cases on behalf of passengers, also serve on the Plaintiffs' Management Committee in the federal litigation. Mr. Kline chairs the Committee.
"We understand after discussions with Amtrak that only damages claims at or below five figures – which would not include those involving loss of life or catastrophic injuries - have been settled. This is something we have encouraged as one step towards a fuller resolution of the litigation," said Mr. Kline, of Kline & Specter, P.C. and Mr. Mongeluzzi, of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.