1st Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Philly Building Collapse

Law360, Philadelphia (September 3, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The family of a 24-year-old woman who was killed in a June building collapse in downtown Philadelphia launched a lawsuit on Monday, marking the first wrongful death action in the growing torrent of litigation surrounding the catastrophe.

The family of Mary Lea Simpson — who was shopping in the Salvation Army when an adjacent building undergoing demolition buried the store — is suing the Salvation Army, the owner of the collapsed building, the contractor handling the demolition, and the architect that expedited the demolition permits, among...
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