Grenfell Tower fire litigation News

Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry Chief Seeks Immunity for Corporate Witnesses

The chairman of the inquiry into a London apartment building fire that killed 72 people wrote Britain’s attorney general Thursday to ask for a pledge to prevent evidence provided by corporate witnesses from being used in subsequent criminal prosecutions. Martin …

Firms Involved in Building Work on London’s Grenfell Tower Take No Blame for 2017 Fire

Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. As the second phase of an inquiry into the Grenfell …

Inquiry into Grenfell Tower Inferno Criticizes Fire Brigade for Higher Fatalities

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday vowed to speed up efforts to make sure the dangerous cladding used in the Grenfell Tower is removed from other high-rise buildings before there is another tragic fire. Speaking on the day a damning …

Norway Insurer Protector Expects Q2 Loss After Grenfell Fire Ruling with Munich Re

Shares in Protector Forsikring fell 12% on Wednesday after the Norwegian insurer warned about a second-quarter loss, partly because it had lost an arbitration case related to the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London. It said the quarterly loss would …

Lawsuit Filed for ‘Defective’ Products Linked to London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster

Three U.S. companies have been slapped with a wrongful death and products liability lawsuit for manufacturing products linked to London’s Grenfell tower fire. The fire, which has been called the worst UK residential fire since the 2nd World War, killed …

London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Report Says ‘Stay Put’ Policy Failed Residents

Residents of London’s Grenfell Tower were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the high-rise building nearly a year ago, aided by flammable external cladding and a host of fire-safety failings, an expert report said this …

Insurer-Backed Research Urges Reform of Fire Tests of British Building Materials

British laboratory tests on the fire safety of building materials are inadequate, research for the insurance industry in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire showed on Wednesday. At least 71 people died in the fire in the social housing …

Insurers Weigh Premium Hikes for UK’s Tall Buildings After Grenfell Tower Fire

Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year. Inquiries into the tragedy, which killed up to 80 …

Compensation for London’s Grenfell Fire Victims May Be Capped at $5M: Reuters

The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in …

Panel-Maker Arconic Sued in U.S. Over Losses Linked to London Tower Fire

A shareholder of Arconic Inc. on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing the company of defrauding shareholders over its supply of cladding panels used at Grenfell Tower, the London high-rise where at least 80 people died in a fire last month. …