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Press Conference Wednesday, Dec. 9, on Construction Defect Class Action Lawsuit Alleging National Cover-up of Pipe Defects in Condo Fire Sprinkler Systems

December 8, 2015
By Business Wire News


  The press conference will focus on a class action lawsuit that was filed
in federal court in Miami concerning defective fire sprinkler systems
and a national cover-up over a significant life safety issue in
condominium towers in Florida and across the country. The attorneys
for the plaintiffs believe the total damages for this case will exceed $1
billion nationwide. The suit alleges that some or all of the defendant
manufacturers had knowledge of the defects since 2007 from their
own testing, yet they deliberately did not disclose it. It alleges that the
defendants’ pipes are incompatible with an array of basic construction
products and unsuitable for use in fire sprinkler systems. Their defects
cause leaks, cracks and blow-outs in the sprinkler systems,
depressurizing and rendering the systems unavailable for fire
suppression, giving rise to the potential for loss of life, injuries and

property damage. The news release on the lawsuit is available by clicking here.

The presidents of the two lead-plaintiff Miami condominium
associations behind the class action lawsuit, their attorneys and an
expert engineer will conduct a presentation and answer questions on
the impact of the allegedly defective products, and they will
demonstrate samples of the pipes and products. They will also make
available copies of an engineering report exposing the defects as well
as some of the emails from the defendant manufacturers that form
part of the basis for the allegations of a premeditated cover-up that began in 2007.


The Miami condominium associations named as the lead plaintiffs
in the class action lawsuit are those of the Wind Condominium at 350 S.
Miami Ave. and Latitude on the River at 185 Southwest 7(th) St.

The attorneys for the plaintiffs are Ervin Gonzalez and Patrick Montoya,

partners at Colson Hicks Eidson, and Steven Siegfried and Stuart Sobel,

partners at Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De la Torre, Mars & Sobel,

along with Alton Hale, Jr..



The press conference will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 9.


The law offices of Colson Hicks Eidson
255 Alhambra Circle, Penthouse
Coral Gables, FL 33134


To arrange to attend and receive in advance the 246-page lawsuit as
well as the product photos, contact Julio Garcia at 305-595-6640 or
via email at

Julio Garcia PR, Inc. for Colson Hicks Eidson
Julio Garcia, 305-595-6640