$30 Million Lawsuit Launched By Victims of Algo Mall Roof Collapse
Craig Huckerby for local2 sault ste. marie
July 6th, 2012 at 6:22pm
Victims of the Elliot Lake Mall Roof Collapse Disaster are seeking $30 million in compensation.
The class action lawsuit launched today in Elliot Lake names the mall owner, the engineering firm that did an inspection of the mall prior to the roof collapse, the Government of Ontario and the City of Elliot Lake.
22 people were injured and two others were killed when parts of the roof top parking lot came crumbling down two floors of the mall onto the food court area of the Algoma Centre Mall June 23.
The suit claims that there were plenty of warning signs over the years with roof top flooding being a major problem dating back to the mall's first year in 1978.
Toronto lawyer Douglas Elliott is representing the victims and families of the deceased,
Today in Elliot Lake, Elliot called on Premier Dalton McGuinty to have provincial officials sit down immediately to reach settlements with the victims.
“The Ontario government is in a position to do the right thing,” said in a statement.
The OPP launched a criminal investigation last week.
Killed in the collapse were Lucie Aylwin, 37, and Doloris Perizzolo, 74.