The tragic Cook County office building fire is set to begin in Chicago on April 22 after some delay. The office building fire resulted in the death of six people and injuries to more than two dozen others in 2003 when they were locked in a smoke-filled stairwell. The plaintiffs and victims’ family members hope that a fair settlement can be reached before trial. The trial will involve three wrongful death claims and four personal injury claims. Attorneys for the victims plan to show how rescuers disregarded victims trapped in the stairwells.
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