Canada judge approves Air France settlement: report

Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:58pm EST
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TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian judge has approved a C$12 million ($11.4 million) class-action settlement with 184 passengers on an Air France jet that overran a Toronto airport runway four years ago, the Toronto Star reported on Thursday.

The newspaper said Air France will pay C$10 million plus interest into a settlement fund in exchange for the release of all claims arising from the accident.

An Air France spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

The settlement is fair and reasonable Justice Joan Lax said in her judgment, dated December 24 but released in Ontario Superior Court on Wednesday, according to the report.

($1=$1.05 Canadian)

(Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson; editing by Peter Galloway)