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July 5, 2011

Charleston Nine Settlement: Final agreement approved for families of perished firefighters

The families of the nine Charleston firefighters who lost their lives in the 2007 Sofa Super Store Fire have reached a $1.9 million settlement that brings to an end the Sofa Super Store fire litigation. The settlement was reached with the remaining defendants in the litigation, including Sofa Super Store, Inc.; Goldstein Family Limited Partnership; Herbert A. Goldstein, LLC and Furniture Retailers of Charleston, Inc.

According to Motley Rice lawyer Kevin Dean, who served as co-lead counsel representing several of the families, the families decided that reaching a settlement at this time was in their best interest.

Motley Rice announced the settlement with co-counsel Knight Law Firm; O'Neill & Phipps; The Richter Firm; The Solomon Law Group; and Woodley & McGillivary.

Read the full article on the Sofa Super Store settlement in The Post and Courier.

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