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Florida Condo Collapse Victims Reach $1 Billion Settlement

The partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, on June 27, 2021.
The partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, on June 27, 2021.Photographer: Giorgio Viera/AFP/Getty Images
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Victims of the South Florida condominium collapse that killed 98 people last year reached settlements totaling almost $1 billion with defendants including the developer of an adjacent luxury tower, engineers and a law firm for the condo association.

The massive deal was cobbled together through multiple agreements before a state court hearing Wednesday in Miami, according to Harley S. Tropin, one of the lead plaintiffs’ lawyers who had sued on behalf of survivors and victims’ families. He said he disclosed the settlements in court.