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Edward Norton Sued Landlord Over Movie Set Fire

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Edward Norton has sued a New York landlord over a movie set fire that happened in March 2018. 

According to legal documentation, seen by unCrazed, Edward’s production company, Class 5, are suing Vincent Sollazzo, the landlord of a New York building that caught fire and tragically led to the death of a New York City firefighter.

They are blaming the fire on Vincent, saying he failed to maintain the building’s boiler system and operational sprinkler system. They are also claiming he failed to install or maintain smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors, nor did he allegedly repair exposed wiring and other electrical hazards.

Class 5 are claiming once they became aware of the fire, they contacted FDNY — but once the fire took hold, it spread through the cellar “where there was no operational sprinkler system to contain and/or extinguish it.” furthering, “At no point did the FDNY inform the Production Team that any area of the Building was unsafe. Nor did the FDNY inform the Production Team that any work done by the Production Team was unsafe or problematic.”

The lawsuit is for negligence on Vincent’s part, and they want him held responsible for any damages that could be awarded from a lawsuit against Edward’s by residents of the building.

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