Metro crash lawsuit may not be resolved until 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - It has been two years since a pair of Metro trains collided in Washington, killing nine people, but a complicated lawsuit resulting from the crash could take until 2012 to resolve.

Wednesday marks two years since a malfunctioning electronic circuit caused trains to crash at the Fort Totten station on Metro's red line, killing a train operator and eight passengers.

Still unresolved, however, is a multi-million dollar lawsuit by families of riders killed and injured in the crash. The case against Metro and companies that provided equipment used by the transit agency is set for trial in February 2012, though some or all of the parties could settle before then.