Sauder Schelkopf is investigating a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals and businesses who were impacted by the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Florida.
It was reported on June 24, 2021, that:
A 12-story oceanfront condo tower partially collapsed early Thursday morning on Collins Avenue in the town of Surfside, spurring a massive search-and-rescue effort with dozens of rescue crews from across Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Part of Champlain Towers South Condo, completed in 1981 with more than 100 units at 8777 Collins Ave., collapsed around 2 a.m. A portion of the building facing the beach crumbled, leaving a heap of rubble.
It has been reported that in 2015 a lawsuit was filed against the condo association where a resident alleged that there was water coming in through cracks in the outside walls. The resident alleged they had previously litigated the same issue.
“Though some of this damage is minor, most of the concrete deterioration needs to be repaired in a timely fashion,” the consultant, . . . , wrote about damage near the base of the structure as part of his October 2018 report on the 40-year-old building in Surfside, Fla. He gave no indication that the structure was at risk of collapse, though he noted that the needed repairs would be aimed at “maintaining the structural integrity” of the building and its 136 units.
Read the 2018 Engineer’s Report here
Read the 2015 Lawsuit here
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