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Oakland To Pay $32.7M To End Some ‘Ghost Ship’ Fire Claims

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Oakland To Pay $32.7M To End Some ‘Ghost Ship’ Fire Claims

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 10:26 PM EDT) — The city of Oakland, California, will pay $32.7 million to resolve claims brought by families of 32 of the 36 people killed in the 2016 “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire and a man who was catastrophically injured, officials said Friday.

The Oakland City Council signed off on the deal to pay $23.5 million to the families of 32 people who died in the fire at the warehouse dubbed the Ghost Ship, which had been converted into a living space for artists and a makeshift music venue, and $9.2 million to Sam Maxwell, a partygoer who survived the fire but suffered carbon monoxide…

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