Matthew Badger Suing City Over House Fire That Killed His Three Daughters On Christmas

Sat, May 5, 2012 2:44pm EST by 4 Comments
Matthew Badger Lawsuit

Matthew Badger is now planning to sue the city of Stamford, Conn. for passing inspection on a house that wasn’t safe for his ex-wife, three daughters and parents-in-law to be living in. What an upsetting case!

Matthew Badger has threatened to sue a number of people in regards to the tragic Christmas death of his three daughters — Lily, 9 and twins Sarah and Grace, 7 — but now he’s planning to sue the city of Stamford, Conn. for allowing the house in which his three daughters and ex-wife lived to become a fire hazard.  “They had inspections there,” Matthew’s attorney, Richard Emery, told the AP May 4. “They granted permits there when they shouldn’t have granted the permits. They were well aware of the fact that a smoke detector system which even had been installed was not hooked up. None of this would have happened if Stamford did its job.” The investigation into the fatal fire of Badger’s Stamford, Conn. home discovered two major safety errors that cost the lives of three children and parents on Christmas Day. Fire marshals said a still-lit bag of embers from a yule log placed against the wall of the house was the cause of the fire. Worse, the house had no functioning smoke detectors! The fire marshals have revealed that Madonna’s boyfriend, Michael Borcino, hadn’t doused the embers with water — the outside wall caught fire from the still-smoldering embers. With no working smoke detectors, the five people sleeping on the second and third floors had no warning. “They allowed a fire trap to exist under their supervision with children in it,” Emery said. “Consequently, our claim is they’re liable for the damages to the estates of these kids.” In addition to the children’s deaths, their grandparents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson, were killed in the fire at the girls’ mother’s house. The mother, Madonna Badger, and her friend, Michael Borcina, escaped. We wish Matthew the best of luck with his case. Do you think the city should be held responsible?


More Matthew Badger Family News:

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Posted at 12:40 PM on June 19, 2012  

I feel horrible for this family’s loss. But please point the blame where it is truly due. The boy friend is the contractor. He should have known better. He also put the ashes in a paper bag & didn’t disposeof them properly. He is first and foremost to blame. He is the direct cause of the fire & as contractor – the direct reason for the lack of smoke alarms.

The mother is second to blame. It is her house, it is her responsibility to put her children in a safe environment.

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Posted at 12:37 PM on June 19, 2012  

This is a tragic situation and I cannot imagine the pain and guilt the family is feeling.I know the father is looking for someone blame, even though he says he blames himself, but we know who is at fault. How about the contractor/boyfriend taking the responsibility for leaving the still hot ashes next to the wood building, AND for not having working smoke detectors inside a building he was working on. It is also the responsibility of any adult living in a house to make sure there are working smoke detectors. This is not the City’s fault. Take responsibility!

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Joanne Motichka

Posted at 8:59 PM on June 11, 2012  

this is a ridiculous lawsuit and this couple should be ashamed of themselves
they started the fire and now they’re trying to collect
greed, it’s all about greed and redirecting blame
they are trying to rationalize what happened as to not feel guilty
shame on them!

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Posted at 12:31 AM on June 16, 2012  

the father, Matthew Badger, who is the one suing the city, was NOT at the home when his 3 daughters were killed.

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