Statement Of Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendesky On The 5Th Anniversary Of The Philadelphia Salvation Army Store Fatal Collapse And Dedication Of The June 5 Victims Memorial

Philadelphia, PA (June 5, 2018) – Trial attorney Jeffrey P. Goodman, whose firm, Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, P.C., filed the first legal action, and ultimately represented nine victims (including three who died) following the catastrophic June 5, 2013 Salvation Army Thrift Store building collapse, called today’s dedication of the June 5 Memorial at 22nd & Market Sts. – where the store once stood – an ‘incredibly solemn day of remembrance in the City of Philadelphia, a remarkable tribute to the victims and a resounding permanent reminder of the courage of their loved ones who never lost hope in their fight for justice and effort to build the memorial.”

Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Mr. Goodman’s partner who with him represented the firm’s clients at trial, added, “The memorial committee, and in particular Nancy Winkler, mother of 23-year-old victim Anne Bryan, deserves immeasurable credit, and the gratitude of all Philadelphians, for her tireless efforts to make this memorial a reality. It is an oasis of calm and hope within Center City as well as a reminder of the devastating consequences of compromising safety.” Both attorneys said all the attorneys and staff at SMB , which was instrumental with other firms in obtaining a record $227 million settlement in the civil litigation, were honored to represent their clients and the memorial project from its outset.

For more information about the Memorial, please visit: http://www.june5memorial.org

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