People who lost their homes in the Surfside condominium collapse are a giant step closer to being compensated for their losses.
A hearing is underway that could determine how much money people get in connection with the Surfside condo collapse. NBC 6’s Steve Litz reports
saw a difference of opinions, with some arguing to the judge
that people who lost relatives should receive more money
compared to those who lost property.
“I understand losing a home is significant,” said Eileen Rosenberg, who lost her daughter in the collapse. “But it doesn’t compare to losing a child.”
The judge will finalize the agreement after a few changes are made to the document.
The issue of wrongful death claims is set to be taken up within the next few months.
Champlain Towers South, a 12-story condo, collapsed without warning early on June 24. The settlement is part of a lawsuit arguing work on an adjacent luxury condo building, known as Eighty Seven Park, damaged and destabilized an aging building already in dire need of major structural repair. The defendants associated with Eighty Seven Park deny any negligence or wrongdoing.
The cause of the collapse remains unknown, although the building was in the midst of a 40-year inspection and engineers had pointed out some serious structural flaws previously. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is the main investigative agency in a probe that could take many months.