From the CT Post:
BRIDGEPORT — The family of a city woman and her three children, who died in a fire in their West Side apartment in November 2009, claim their deaths was the result of the negligence of city officials, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Tiana Black and her three children, Ny-shon Williams, 5, and 4-year-old twins, Nyaisja and Tyaisja Williams, died in a fire in their P.T. Barnum Apartments unit shortly after midnight on Nov. 13, 2009.
The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court here, cites the city’s Housing Authority, the Fire Department, Fire Chief Brian Rooney, Fire Marshal William Cosgrove, Mayor Bill Finch, Zoning Administrator Dennis Buckley and Building Official Peter Paajanen. It claims Black and her childrens’ death were the result of the careless and reckless behavior of city and housing authority employees for failing to provide a safe escape for the family from the flames in their home.
The family’s lawyers, Thomas Weihing and John Bochanis, declined comment on the lawsuit.
Full story here.