Owner Of Collapsed Philly Building Targets Liability Claim

Law360, Philadelphia (August 9, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- The owner of the Philadelphia building in which six people were killed when it collapsed in June while undergoing demolition asked a state court judge to toss a strict liability claim on Thursday, in his first response to plaintiffs after 11 lawsuits were filed against him and others implicated in the tragedy.

Richard Basciano and his company STB Investments Corp., which own the Center City building that buried an adjacent Salvation Army store June 6, argued in preliminary objections that demolition activities do not merit application...
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