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Metro forks out $173m in 5 years for legal claims

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Paid $48.5m last year as Fort Totten crash costs came due Metro has paid out $173 million for legal claims in the past five years, and last year alone the payments jumped 54 percent as the agency started to settle lawsuits stemming from the deadly 2009 Fort Totten crash, records show. The transit agency's annual claims payments hovered near $30 million between 2008 and 2011, until...