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

Sat, May 5, 2012 2:44pm EDT 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?

[AP]

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