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New Lawsuit Filed by Father of Ghost Ship Fire Victim

They are seeking unspecified damages.

by Britt Julious
Apr 1 2017, 2:31pm

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The father of Edmond Lapine II, who was among the 36 people who died in the Ghost Ship fire last year, has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operators of the Ghost Ship space.

The lawsuit, filed on March 24 in Alameda County Superior Court by Bob Lapine, charged that, "confluence of avoidable circumstances" killed Lapine II and the others in the fire, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The lawsuit alleges that Derick Ion and his wife Micah Allison, who ran the Ghost Ship space, along with building owner Chor Ng were aware of the fire hazards within the building. Others named in the lawsuit include the event promoter of the December 2 show, a performer playing at the warehouse, and representatives of a next door business. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

This lawsuit is just the latest in a series of actions that have taken place since the fire. A criminal investigation is currently underway and late last year, the parents of 20-year-old Michela Gregory filed a lawsuit against Ng, Ion and others.