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FILE - In this June 5, 2013 file photo rescue personnel search the scene of a building collapse in downtown Philadelphia. The first wrongful-death lawsuit over the building collapse has been filed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 by the family of an art school graduate killed inside a Salvation Army store. The June collapse killed 24-year-old Mary Lea Simpson of Haverford and five others. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

In Closings, Plaintiffs Focus Liability on Sal Army, Building Owner

Max Mitchell | January 24, 2017

Attorneys representing plaintiffs in the Center City Philadelphia building collapse trial told jurors they should not apportion most of the civil liability against the two men who have been jailed in connection with the fatal collapse.

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FILE - In this June 5, 2013 file photo rescue personnel search the scene of a building collapse in downtown Philadelphia. The first wrongful-death lawsuit over the building collapse has been filed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 by the family of an art school graduate killed inside a Salvation Army store. The June collapse killed 24-year-old Mary Lea Simpson of Haverford and five others. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
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