Judge To Decide if Salvation Army Officials Must Answer Lawsuit Questions

October 15th, 2014 by Wapner Newman

Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., is representing two women who were victims of the fatal Salvation Army building collapse that killed seven people in June of last year. There have been several recent developments in the case, with a trial date set for September 21, 2015.

Attorney Wigrizer believe that there were many factors that contributed to the tragedy, including action and inaction by the Salvation Army. Attorney Wigrizer has stated “the risks, which we believe that the Salvation Army knew about, or should have known about, were not disclosed to its employees and were certainly not disclosed to its patrons.”

In the civil case, a judge ordered that there’s no blanket fifth amendment protection for five Salvation Army executives who are believed to have had a direct or indirect hand in the tragedy. At this time, Salvation Army representatives maintain they are not at fault.