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Arch Cot legal twist

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Arch Cot legal twist

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AN APPLICATION for a default judgement has been filed against the Attorney General by the 10 claimants in the multimillion-dollar lawsuit arising from the deadly collapse of an apartment building more than eight years ago.

One of the parties sued has also applied for an order to strike out from the statement of claim all references to the decision of Coroner Faith-Marshall-Harris, who ruled that the accident could have been avoided.

These are the latest developments in the civil suit filed after the building collapsed into a cave at Arch Cot Terrace, Brittons Hill, St Michael, in August 2007, killing five members of a family.

The applications are set to be heard in the High Court on Friday. If successful in theirs, the claimants could be awarded a substantial settlement.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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