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August 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The state and the town of West Warwick have each agreed to pay $10 million to those left behind after a nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court documents. The state and the town are the last major defendants to agree to settlement offers, now totaling nearly $175 million, after the fire on Feb. 20, 2003, at the Station nightclub in West Warwick. More than 300 survivors and victims' relatives still must approve the settlements.
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August 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The state and the town of West Warwick have each agreed to pay $10 million to those left behind after a nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court documents. The state and the town are the last major defendants to agree to settlement offers, now totaling nearly $175 million, after the fire on Feb. 20, 2003, at the Station nightclub in West Warwick. More than 300 survivors and victims' relatives still must approve the settlements.
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February 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
A TV station and a cameraman accused of getting in the way of people fleeing the nightclub fire that killed 100 people have reached a tentative $30-million settlement with survivors and victims' relatives, station officials said. It is the largest settlement of several reached so far with the dozens of people and companies who sued over the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick. The blaze began when pyrotechnics ignited soundproofing foam around the stage.
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May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Anheuser-Busch Inc. and a distributor have offered $21 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court papers filed Friday. More than $120 million has now been offered to victims of the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., including past settlements with Home Depot, Clear Channel Broadcasting and fireworks makers. The St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and its Cranston, R.I.-based distributor, McLaughlin & Moran, did not admit wrongdoing.
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March 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The band manager whose pyrotechnics display sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003 was freed from prison Wednesday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence. Daniel Biechele, 31, walked from the front door of Rhode Island's minimum security prison in Cranston into his lawyer's car at midday and was driven away. He did not respond to questions. His attorney, Thomas Briody, has declined to comment on Biechele's plans, but prison officials in his home state of Florida have said he would serve his parole there.
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May 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Several foam manufacturers have agreed to pay $30 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 fire at a rock concert in Rhode Island that killed 100 people and hurt more than 200. The settlement offers were disclosed in court papers filed Monday. More than $101 million has now been offered to victims of the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick from several companies, including Home Depot and a maker of fireworks.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Anheuser-Busch Inc. and a distributor have offered $21 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court papers filed Friday. More than $120 million has now been offered to victims of the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., including past settlements with Home Depot, Clear Channel Broadcasting and fireworks makers. The St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and its Cranston, R.I.-based distributor, McLaughlin & Moran, did not admit wrongdoing.
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July 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 200 people affected by a devastating nightclub fire in Providence sued the state, club owners and a host of other defendants, alleging that their carelessness and negligence were to blame for 100 deaths and dozens of injuries. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 146 survivors and the family members of 80 people who died, the largest group of plaintiffs yet to sue over the 2003 blaze at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. The suit seeks monetary damages but does not specify an
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March 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The death toll in last month's fire at the Station nightclub rose by one to 99, when Mitchell Shubert, 39, died of his injuries. Shubert was a construction superintendent from Newberry, Fla., who had gone to Rhode Island to visit friends and family, his teenage daughter said. A grand jury is investigating whether criminal charges should be filed in the West Warwick fire, which also injured nearly 190 people, 19 of whom are still in critical condition.
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April 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Workers began removing teddy bears, cards, flowers and other mementos left at the site of a nightclub fire in West Warwick that killed 99 people and left nearly 190 injured. The items will be kept in storage until a memorial is developed, an official said. Officials also announced plans for an April 22 benefit concert for victims and survivors of the Feb. 20 fire, which started as pyrotechnics shot up during the first set of the band Great White at the Station nightclub.
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May 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Several foam manufacturers have agreed to pay $30 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 fire at a rock concert in Rhode Island that killed 100 people and hurt more than 200. The settlement offers were disclosed in court papers filed Monday. More than $101 million has now been offered to victims of the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick from several companies, including Home Depot and a maker of fireworks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The band manager whose pyrotechnics display sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003 was freed from prison Wednesday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence. Daniel Biechele, 31, walked from the front door of Rhode Island's minimum security prison in Cranston into his lawyer's car at midday and was driven away. He did not respond to questions. His attorney, Thomas Briody, has declined to comment on Biechele's plans, but prison officials in his home state of Florida have said he would serve his parole there.
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February 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
A TV station and a cameraman accused of getting in the way of people fleeing the nightclub fire that killed 100 people have reached a tentative $30-million settlement with survivors and victims' relatives, station officials said. It is the largest settlement of several reached so far with the dozens of people and companies who sued over the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick. The blaze began when pyrotechnics ignited soundproofing foam around the stage.
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September 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Enraged that no one will see more than four years in prison for the 2003 nightclub fire in West Warwick that killed 100 people, victims' relatives vented their fury at a judge as he accepted plea deals from the club's owners in the name of avoiding a graphic, heart-wrenching trial. Michael Derderian received four years behind bars, and his brother, Jeffrey, got no prison time after they pleaded no contest to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
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