United States Corporations Whirlpool, Arconic, Inc., and Celotex named in suit.
Faulty building materials from U.S.-based corporations helped to spread the fire at Grenfell Tower.
As reported in the Portland Press Herald:
“This fire originated and spread because of decisions made in the United States by United States corporations that prioritized profits over safety,” said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi, who is known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents.
The lawsuit does not seek specific monetary damages. It would be up to a jury to decide how much money to award. Mongeluzzi expects it to take more than two years for the case to go to trial.
The Grenfell blaze started two years ago June 14 in an apartment refrigerator and raced up the side of the 24-story residential building. The building’s exterior cladding was made of highly flammable material that can’t be used in U.S. skyscrapers, the plaintiffs lawyers said. The insulation was similarly combustible, they said.