17 Apr 2011, 9:19am
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California Fire Victims File Lawsuits Against Property Owner

Avvo, April 15, 2011 [here]

The owner of a 300-acre estate in California faces a lawsuit filed by two people who were allegedly injured in a massive 2008 fire on the property.

According to KEYT News, a Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge has ruled that the case against property owner Mary Robinson can continue. Robinson had sought to have the legal action filed on behalf of Lance and Carla Hoffman thrown out because the people responsible for starting the fire were on the property illegally.

The news agency reports that ten people are accused of trespassing onto the Tea Garden property in November 2008 and starting a bonfire. The group then allegedly left the property without completely extinguishing the flames.

The subsequent four-day fire reportedly destroyed close to 2,000 acres and more than 200 homes in Santa Ynez Mountain foothills. …

The lawsuit seeks damages to cover the more than $5 million in medical expenses incurred by the Hoffmans. … [more]

See also the Tea Fire [here]



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