Ghost Ship Lawsuit Filed After Tragic Oakland Warehouse Fire

The parents of a young lady and man that were killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire have filed a lawsuit against the owner and operators of the Oakland warehouse for maintaining an unlawful “death trap” that caught fire and killed 36 people.

The Ghost Ship lawsuit was filed in the Alameda County Superior Court by the parents of 23-year-old Griffin Madden and 20-year-old Michela Gregory. The lawsuit is the first one filed since the blaze spread through the Oakland warehouse during an electronic music event held there on December 2, 2016.

The complaint, filed with the court, accuses the building’s owner of negligence along with the primary tenant Derick Ion Almena and his wife, Micah Allison. Also joined in the suit are event promoter Jon Hrabko, and Joel Shanahan, the performer known as Golden Donna. The families are represented by San Francisco personal injury attorney Mary Alexander. Other individuals named in the Ghost Ship lawsuit are the business next-door that shared the warehouse’s electricity, and others involved with the performance on the night of the Ghost Ship fire.

Claims have also been filed, by the parents, against the city of Oakland and also against Alameda County. California law provides for certain immunities for local governments for failing to conduct building inspections, however, liability shield is “not insurmountable.”

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in the Ghost Ship fire, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss. Mary Alexander & Associates is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the Ghost Ship Oakland warehouse fire that killed more than 30 people in Oakland, California. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.  

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