CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres speaks in front of tenants who lost their homes during the fatal Flower Branch Apartments fire last month. He announced the tenants plan to file a lawsuit seeking damages but they did not announce who they planned to sue. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER
SILVER SPRING – Saying they seek justice and compensation, residents from the Flower Branch Apartments said they will file a law suit after an Aug. 10 fire killed seven people and destroyed one of the apartment buildings.
“I believe that it is very important to make sure that those families, these families are going to be compensated by what happened,” said Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA, who spoke for the residents Wednesday at a press conference by the Arliss Street site. “But we are also going to make sure that bring justice for our community and all, for all of our communities. That for us is very important.”
Torress said the residents hired the law firms Bailey-Glasser and Gupta-Wessler to represent them.
Cary Joshi, an attorney representing from Bailey-Glasser, said the firm plans on conducting an investigation to determine who they believe is responsible before filing suit.