Victims target firms for ‘compensatory and punitive damages’ over Grenfell


Lawyers launch US lawsuit against cladding manufacturer, insulation supplier and appliance-maker

Lawyers representing almost all of the 72 people who died in the the Grenfell Tower fire, and more than 100 victims who survived the tragedy, have filed a US lawsuit seeking compensation from three companies said to have a role in the inferno.

The bid, spearheaded by a leading specialist in supporting victims of corporate wrongdoing, targets the firm responsible for the appliance that caused the fire and two businesses with a key role in producing and supplying the cladding products that aided its spread.

Named as plaintiffs on the court papers are the estates of Italian architects Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi, who were at home at the west London block when fire broke out and rapidly spread almost exactly two years ago, leaving many stranded on the building’s upper storeys. The couple’s flat was on the 23rd floor of the 24-storey building.

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