The Examiner reports:

The transit agency and the companies have already settled seven of the nine death cases, plus several injury cases, according to the victims’ lead attorney Patrick Regan.

And Metro, Alstom Signaling, Ansaldo STS USA and ARINC filed documents in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday telling the court that they will “stipulate to liability” at the trials in the four remaining cases to avoid “significant risks and costs” that would come with hashing out the issues in court.

So this is really only notable in that it lets Metro settle more easily; it’s not exactly a public apology.

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