Man blames landlord for his injuries in a fire, saying owner didn't install smoke detectors, fire escape

By Louie Torres | Sep 9, 2016

CHICAGO — A man is suing Equitybuild Inc., a property owner, saying the landlord didn't install smoke detectors, fire doors and a fire escape, causing him to be injured in a fire.

Keir Foley filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in Cook County Circuit Court against Equitybuild Inc.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 23, he suffered substantial injuries when an apartment building became engulfed in flames. The plaintiff holds Equitybuild Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to install adequate fire safety devices and failed to warn tenants about the lack of such devices.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000, plus court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by John P. Kolb of Disparti Law Group, P.A., of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L8903

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