West trial can­celed af­ter set­tle­ments

The Dallas Morning News - - Texas Briefs -

WEST — The town of West and sev­eral other plain­tiffs have reached set­tle­ments and par­tial set­tle­ments of claims stem­ming from a deadly April 2013 ex­plo­sion in the cen­tral Texas town.

Waco-based state District Judge Jim Meyer has can­celed a trial set to be­gin Tues­day. The set­tle­ments are the lat­est among more than 200 claims filed in the af­ter­math of the West Fer­til­izer Co. blast that killed 15 peo­ple and left dozens in­jured.

Plain­tiffs’ spokesman and Waco at­tor­ney Steve Har­ri­son told the Waco Tri­bune-Her­ald that the city and a nurs­ing home reached set­tle­ments with CF In­dus­tries but have un­re­solved claims against the other ma­jor de­fen­dant in the case, El Do­rado Chem­i­cal Co.

Har­ri­son says set­tle­ment terms are con­fi­den­tial.

De­fen­dants ei­ther man­u­fac­tured or sold fer­til­izer that caught fire and ex­ploded. They’ve de­nied any wrong­do­ing.

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