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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:33 PM

Grenfell survivors and relatives open US legal battle

Source: BBC

Grenfell survivors and relatives open US legal battle

By Victoria Derbyshire & Jim Reed
BBC News

10 June 2019

Dozens of Grenfell survivors and relatives are taking legal action in the US against three firms they blame for the fire, the BBC has been told.

The lawsuit will target the cladding maker Arconic, insulation maker Celotex and fridge supplier Whirlpool.

A successful action in the US could cost the firms involved tens of millions of dollars in damages.

Two of the three firms said they would not comment on the case while official investigations into the fire continued.

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Whirlpool and Arconic have both provided responses to the Victoria Derbyshire programme but Celotex has not yet commented.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48576580


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