$101,000,000 – Tropicana Casino Parking Garage Collapse: Record Settlement of a Construction Case

A global settlement worth more than $101 million has been reached in the massive litigation stemming from the October 2003 collapse of the Tropicana Casino parking garage in Atlantic City that killed four construction workers and injured 30 others.

Lead plaintiffs attorneys Robert J. Mongeluzzi and Larry Bendesky of Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky said the deal represents the largest settlement ever of a construction accident case.

This project collapsed for a very simple reason—the floors were not connected to the walls.

Robert J. Mongeluzzi

Bendesky said that “the simple explanation of the cause of the collapse is that the floors were not connected to the walls with the required reinforcing steel. Built without the necessary steel, it is no wonder it collapsed like a house of cards.”

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