Class action meeting for Westcourt Place tenants coming up

A fire at a high rise in downtown Windsor has sent three people to hospital with smoke inhalation. Nov 12, 2019. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

The law firm that has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of commercial and residential tenants of Westcourt Place in downtown Windsor is hosting a meeting to go over the action.

That is Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP.

The information session is Saturday, November 23, at All Saints’ Anglican Church in City Hall Square West in Windsor. It starts at 10 a.m.

A week after a fire on the second floor of the parking garage, tenants are still out of their homes.

The class action will seek compensation for the interruption in business and loss of income for commercial tenants.

For residential tenants, their families, and guests, it will seek compensation for out of pocket expenses, including food expenses, travel costs, and the cost of alternative accommodation during the duration of the evacuation. It will also seek reimbursement for cleaning, restoring, repairing, and replacing personal property lost in the fire.

The law firm is urging tenants to keep track of the expenses by keeping receipts in a secure location. Those who have insurance and have suffered losses should notify their provider.

Anyone who suffered an injury during the fire should consult their doctor and have their medical condition recorded in their file.

The investigation into the fire continues, and there is still no indication when the tenants will be allowed back home.

The building is still without power, water, and heat.