Saturday, July 24

Relatives of victims of the building collapse in Surfside will receive initial compensation of $ 150 million – El Tiempo Latino

Main source of the news: The Hill

The relatives of the fatal victims of the building collapse in Surfside, Miami, They will receive initial compensation of $ 150 million, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman ruled Wednesday.

The last: The collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Miami has left 97 dead, of which 96 have already been fully identified. Among the dead, in addition to Americans, there are Argentines, Cubans, Uruguayans, Colombians, Chileans, Venezuelans, Paraguayans and Israelis, among other nationalities.

  • The place where debris was seen until a few weeks ago is clear and the remains of the building were transferred to shelter to be collected as evidence.
  • Body recovery efforts continue but in this phase it is more difficult because it relies on some forensic confirmations to identify the deceased.

¿And now that? :The money to pay the compensation comes from the insurance of the Champlain Towers South building, they will also receive an additional sum for the sale of the property where the building was located.

  • The compensation includes both tenants and visitors who were in the building, indicates a text from the AP.
  • This initial figure does not include the earnings that can be obtained by those affected who have already filed multiple lawsuits, but it will be treated as a class action lawsuit.

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