May 23, 2022

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Surface: Surprising judicial deal for victims of building collapse in Florida to receive nearly $ 1,000 million in compensation.

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The announcement came as a surprise to the trial judge.

Survivors and relatives of the victims of the Champlain Towers South condominium crash at Surface in Florida, where 98 people died nearly a year ago, have reached a legal agreement to receive $ 997 million in compensation for the damage caused.

The deal, which was revealed in a court hearing on Wednesday, is still pending final approval, and includes the owners of the apartment in the building and the insurance companies, developers of the nearby building and other participants in the case.

The deal comes weeks before the tragedy’s first anniversary 98 people were killed On June 24, 2021, the 12-story residential area collapsed.