US Companies to Face Lawsuit Over UK Grenfell Tower Inferno

Posted on June 11, 2019 12:07 pm

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(CN) – Lawyers and judges in Philadelphia, and not just those in London, will have a say over whether American companies can face liability for an inferno at an apartment tower in London that killed 72 people and injured about 70 others in 2017. The BBC reported Monday that dozens of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and victims’ relatives will file a lawsuit this week in Philadelphia against three American companies, including appliance giant Whirlpool and Pennsylvania-based Arconic, which specializes in metal products. Arconic, a publicly traded company and a spin-off of aluminum giant Alcoa, is the focus of attention. The…