Report: Some Defendants Offer Settlement In Nightclub Fire Suit
September 5, 2007 at 5:39 PM (PT)
Some of the defendants in the STATION nightclub fire of FEBRUARY 20, 2003 have tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit by survivors and relatives of the victims, according to the ASSOCIATED PRESS. The $13.5 million settlement offer by the CELOTEX CORP., LUNA TECH INC., HIGH TECH SPECIAL EFFECTS INC., TRITON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, and an alarm company must be approved by the court and would mark the first in what the plaintiffs hope will be a series of similar settlements. The plaintiffs' attorneys have asked that the court appoint DUKE law professor FRANCIS MCGOVERN as Special Master to oversee the distribution of the money.
CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING, ANHEUSER-BUSCH, and HOME DEPOT remain among the defendants who have not yet settled. The fire during a GREAT WHITE show at the WEST WARWICK club killed 100 people and injured over 200.