An Upper Manhattan constructing the place an aged girl and her daughter died in a fire didn’t have working smoke detectors or fire-suppression techniques, in accordance with a lawsuit.
Longtime residents Warnette James, 73, and her daughter, Malaika, 37, have been in their Twenty fourth-floor condominium at 260 Audubon Ave. when the blaze broke out on Nov. 22, 2020.
The constructing, which is owned or managed by a number of restricted legal responsibility firms and the Port Authority, had no working smoke detectors, insufficient sprinkler techniques and failed to take care of and/or restore the 33-story construction’s electrical techniques, in accordance with a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
Imani James, who’s listed because the administrator of each ladies’s estates, is suing the Port Authority together with The George Units LLC; The Bridge Apartments LLC; Rachel Bridge Corp; and Eilat Management Corp for unspecified damages.
The Port Authority declined touch upon the litigation. The LLCs didn’t reply to a message searching for remark.