On December 21, 2019, the Alpine Motel Apartments Complex, located in the heart of the City of Las Vegas, was engulfed in flames. This unfortunate incident resulted in the deadliest residential fire in the city’s history, claiming the lives of six people. The incident sparked outrage and fear among residents and prompted the filing of dozens of lawsuits against the apartment’s owners.
The aftermath of the fire was a chaotic scene. Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the blaze, and police officers were trying to rescue people trapped inside the building. It was a horrific sight that would leave a lasting impact on the community.
For over three years, the victims’ families have been seeking justice for their loved ones. They have been fighting for accountability from the apartment’s owners, who they believe were responsible for the tragedy. Finally, a settlement has been reached in the civil lawsuit against the owners of the Alpine Motel Apartments Complex.
The lawsuit was consolidated from dozens of lawsuits filed by the victims’ families in the aftermath of the fire. Attorney Robert Murdock, who represented the plaintiffs, explained that the terms of the settlement were confidential, but they were pleased with the outcome.
“Today, we filed a notice of resolution pending court approval. We look forward to a complete and final resolution of this matter,” said Murdock in a statement to Channel 13.
Despite this milestone, the criminal case related to the fire is still pending, and justice has not yet been fully served. But this settlement provides some form of closure for the families of the victims.
The tragedy at the Alpine Motel Apartments Complex was not an isolated incident. Documents previously obtained by 13 Investigates show that the property had a history of fire safety violations dating back 34 years. The owners had failed to maintain safety equipment, and this negligence ultimately resulted in the loss of six lives.
This settlement serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining safety standards in buildings, particularly those that house residents. It also highlights the need for stricter regulations and oversight to ensure that property owners are held accountable for their actions.
The road to justice has been long and arduous for the victims’ families, but this settlement is a significant step forward. It is a reminder that despite the challenges, justice can be achieved with perseverance and determination.