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Another lawsuit filed in Boardwalk Apartments fire

October 9, 2007

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More victims of the Boardwalk Apartment fire have come forward, filing another lawsuit in Douglas County District Court.

The latest lawsuit was filed on behalf of ten victims of the October 2005 fire. Family members of Jose Gonzalez and Yolanda Riddle, both of whom died in the fire, are also listed as plaintiffs.

The lawsuit, against the Boardwalk Apartments and Terrace Management Services, claims the property was a "fire trap." It also claims the apartment complex and management company were negligent for failing to have an adequate fire suppression system, adequate fire alarm system and escape routes.

The victims, who were either injured or displaced by the fire, are each seeking a minimum of $75,000.

In addition, Yolanda Riddle's father and Jose Gonzalez's sister are both seeking more than $75,000 for the wrongful death of their loved ones.

Nancy Bingham, whose daughter Nicole died in the fire, filed a similar lawsuit last week in Douglas County District Court.

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