The mother of a KU student killed two years ago in a fire at the Boardwalk Apartments has filed a lawsuit against the apartment complex in Douglas County District Court.
Nancy Bingham is suing Boardwalk Apartments, the management company, the fire equipment safety contractors and several unnamed construction companies that performed renovations on the apartments leading up to the Oct. 7, 2005 fire. Her daughter, Nicole Bingham, was one of three people killed in the blaze.
Jason Rose was convicted of setting the fire and is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence.
In the lawsuit, Bingham claims the apartment complex was negligent for lacking adequate fire escapes, alarm systems and had an inadequate fire suppression system.
The lawsuit also claims the construction techniques and materials "unreasonably increased the risk of a catastrophic fire."
Bingham is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.