Miami Building Resident Files Suit Over Collapse

By Carolina Bolado (June 25, 2021, 11:53 AM EDT) -- A resident of the Surfside, Florida, building that collapsed early Thursday morning filed a lawsuit against the condominium association just hours later, claiming it failed to "secure and safeguard the lives and property" of residents in the 12-story building.

Late Thursday night, as rescue crews combed rubble looking for the 159 people still unaccounted for, resident Manuel Drezner sued Champlain Towers South Condominium Association Inc. for not preventing the collapse of the northeast section of the building.

The suit says the association failed to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of its residents, failed to disclose to residents that it...

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