TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The law firms of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP and Charney Lawyers PC have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the approximately 1500 residents of the apartment building located at 650 Parliament Street in Toronto, Ontario.
On August 21, 2018, an electrical fire occurred in the building. All of the residents were evacuated, and none of them have been able to return to their homes as a result of the extensive damage caused by the fire, except to briefly gather some belongings.
Residents may be entitled to compensation for loss of use and enjoyment of their homes, physical injury including smoke inhalation, emotional injuries, damage to property, costs of repair and cleanup of their property, expenses for mileage, food, and the costs of purchasing new clothing and essentials, costs of obtaining alternative accommodations and lost income.
“A class action will provide access to justice for all tenants and their families,” said Ted Charney of Charney Lawyers PC.
“Our goal is to obtain compensation for the residents of 650 Parliament Street. I implore the residents to save their receipts for expenses incurred, record their mileage for extra driving and track days missed from work for the purposes of proving their losses,” said Sharon Strosberg of Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP.
Mr. Charney and Ms. Strosberg will hold a town hall information meeting for the residents on Tuesday September 11 at 6:00 pm at Saint Luke’s United Church located at 353 Sherbourne Street (Carlton & Sherbourne). Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to meet the lawyers and learn more about the class action.
Mr. Charney and Ms. Strosberg are experienced class action litigators with particular expertise in residential tenancy class actions. As co-counsel, they were successful in obtaining compensation for residents in class actions arising out of fires/explosions at apartment buildings in Toronto on Secord Avenue and Kingston Road. They were also co-counsel on the Sunrise Propane class action which was resolved in a $23 million settlement.
Residents of 650 Parliament Street are encouraged to register to receive more information about the class action at https://www.strosbergco.com/class-actions/parliament.