Families of two women killed in the Algo Centre Mall collapse in Elliot Lake, ON, last summer are filing a lawsuit. The roof of the mall collapsed on Lucia Aylwin, and Doloris Perizzolo, 74, killing both on June 23, 2011.
The family is seeking a compensation of a total of $11.25 billion in punitive and aggravated damages from the Ontario ministry of Labour, president of Eastwood Mall Robert Nazarian, Eastwood Mall, Inc., the City of Elliott Lake, and M.R. Wright and Associates engineering firm.
The mall was said to be inspected a month earlier than the deadly collapse happened. The mall and its president Nazarian are sued for negligence, the “knew of ought to have known that Algo Centre Mall was not in proper condition for use.”
In court, it was revealed by Mr. Nazarian’s lawyer, Derrick Furton, that the roof of the mall was leaking, but his client never could imagine the building could collapse.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty launched a public investigation of the accident.