Connecticut Group Sues over Damage Caused by Implosion

January 14, 2009

The Knights of Columbus alleges in a new lawsuit that the city of New Haven, Connecticut and its contractors are liable for more than $1 million in damage to the group’s museum and headquarters caused by the implosion of the New Haven Coliseum.

Although city lawyers say a settlement with the contractors is nearly complete, Knights of Columbus spokesman Patrick Korten says the lawsuit had to be filed because a two-year statute of limitations is approaching.

Korten says the implosion in January 2007 sent concrete chunks flying into the museum and the headquarters. More than 60 windows at the museum were broken, and some exhibits were damaged.

New Haven officials expect the city to be held harmless, and they say the contractors had to take out considerable insurance policies to do the job.

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Information from: New Haven Register

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