$120M In Deadly Nightclub Fire Settlements Get OK

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has approved more than $120 million worth of settlements related to the 2003 fire that swept through a nightclub in Rhode Island, killing 100 people.

In orders Thursday, Judge Ronald R. Lagueux of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island accepted deals between more than 15 defendants and the survivors of the fire and family members of the victims.

The judge approved a settlement with real estate company Triton Realty Inc. for $5 million; Clear Channel, which ran ads promoting...
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