Class action gears up as discovery requested in 40-car pileup incident

Kyle Barnett Jan. 11, 2012, 2:37pm


A transportation company has begun the process of filing a class-action lawsuit for damages suffered in a 40-car pileup on Interstate 10 last month.

Quality Transport filed a discovery suit on Jan. 3 in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on behalf of itself the other 40 unknown drivers.

The plaintiff states that it intends to bring forth a lawsuit once other drivers have been identified.

The discovery action described in the filing seeks to obtain and preserve media, film, digital images, raw footage, aerial photos, still photos and news clips related to the crash. The request states that the plaintiff expects to find the cause of the accident and the identity of the other drivers and witnesses of the accident by surveying the requested materials.

Quality Transport is being represented by Marc J. Yellin of New Orleans-based Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles.

The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Kern A. Reese.

Case number 12-00005

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