Manuel Drezner? Bio/Wikipedia
According to reports Friday, a resident named Manuel Drezner of the partially collapsed condo tower in Florida has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit arguing that the terrible accident could have been avoided.
According to WTVJ, Manuel Drezner, a 12-story building owner, says in court papers that the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association failed to “fully protect the lives and property” of himself and “those similarly situated.”
His age is unknown.
Miami Condo Tower Owner
WTJV said the condo association is also accused in the lawsuit of “failing to take available steps to prevent the catastrophic collapse of the building, and failing to monitor the building and activities that led to the collapse,”
At 11:29 p.m., the first lawsuit over the building’s collapse was filed in Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Miami.
On Thursday, approximately 22 hours after an unsolved event in Surfside left at least four people dead and up to 159 more missings. “I have already learned some additional information that is stunning” Drezner’s lawyer, Brad Sohn, told NPR but didn’t explain.
NPR reported that the condo organization did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
How Many People Dead In Miami Condo Tower Collapse?
At least four people have died as a result of the tragedy, which has been sinking at an “alarming rate” since the 1990s, according to experts. Three individuals were retrieved from the rubble overnight, according to officials, but 159 people have yet to be found. Stacie Fang 1st Victim of Miami Condo Tower Collapse.
Stacie Fang, the mother of the 15-year-old boy who was miraculously rescued from the rubble, was reported as the first victim of the collapse yesterday. After being rescued from the rubble, the 54-year-old succumbed to her injuries and died at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.
Jonah Handler, her son, was rescued by firefighters shortly after the apartment building collapsed, and the moment was captured on camera.