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First lawsuits have been filed in Oakland warehouse fire deaths

 

The first lawsuits were filed Friday in connection with the devastating Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people earlier in December.

Attorney Mary Alexander said she wrote two civil complaints on behalf of the families of the two victims who died in the fire.

The suits were filed by the families of Michela Gregory, a 20-year-old student at the university, and Griffin Madden, a 23-year-old recent university training.

That complaints may be consolidated with another filed in connection with the case, said Ms. Alexander, who represents the families of both victims.

“As a result of the gruesome, gross negligence of the defendants in this case, these two young people have lost their lives,” Mrs Alexander said during a press conference. “They each had a gift, but the gift of time.”

Ms. Alexander said that the name in the complaints, are the building of the owner, Chor Ng, and the owner’s daughter, Eva Ng. Also names Derick Ion Almena and Micah Allison, the couple who transformed the warehouse into an artist community where 20 people attended, but the space was not allowed as a place of residence.

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