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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Charleston Super Store Fire Defendants Try To Add City To Case

Awhile ago, the families of several Charleston fire fighters who died in a horrific furniture store fire back in 2007 filed suit against the store and a furniture manufacturer.  On Monday, attorneys for the defendants argued that the City of Charleston should be added as a defendant.   As the Charleston Post & Courier reports:

The city is immune from paying damages in such a case, but adding the city as a defendant and allowing a jury to potentially assign the city some blame for the nine firefighter deaths could reduce any award the remaining defendants might have to pay.

- SBS

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