Wrongful death lawsuit filed after fatal high-rise fire

Mother says her daughter’s life would have been saved if building had sprinklers, proper elevators
January 19, 2012

The mother of a woman who was killed in a North Lake Shore Drive high-rise fire this month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners and managers of the building.

The lawsuit by JoAnn McCoy maintains that her daughter, Shantel, 32, would still be alive if the building had elevators that shut down during such a fire.


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