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Tenants of Dartmouth fire band together for class action lawsuit

A group of residents displaced after a fatal fire in Dartmouth this year are getting together to file a class action against the property owners
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A group of residents displaced after a fatal fire in Dartmouth this year are getting together to file a class action against the property owners.

On May 19, 150 residents living inside a building at 81 Primrose St. were displaced by the fire, and work is still underway to repair the building.

Sarah Parker is one of the 40 residents who have signed on to the suit that alleges smoke detectors in the building did not sound in a timely manner and the building was not equipped with a sprinkler system.

She tells Global News she and others want answers.

"The fire didn't end on May 19," Parker said. "We are still dealing with it now, and we will for a while."

David Coles with Clarke Law Firm is representing the tenants and tells Global the suit has been filed with the courts, and the defendants are in the process of being served.

None of the allegations included in the class action have been proven in a court of law.
 


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