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Trump Organization Sues Man Who Died in Trump Tower Fire

The board of Trump Tower Condominium — through Trump Organization lawyer Sonja Talesnik — filed the suit

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    NEWSLETTERS

    FDNY Probes Cause of Deadly Trump Tower Blaze

    Authorities are investigating what caused a raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower, killing a man inside and sending flames pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Monday, April 9, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The improper use of multiple power strips caused the fatal April 7 fire at Trump Tower, the FDNY said

    • The 50th-floor apartment did not have a smoke alarm

    • The fire killed Todd Brassner, a 67-year-old art and guitar collector; he's being sued by the Trump Organization for $90,000 for unpaid fees

    The Trump Organization has filed a lawsuit seeking to reclaim $90,000 in unpaid fees from a Trump Tower resident who died in an April fire at the tower.

    The board of Trump Tower Condominium — through Trump Organization lawyer Sonja Talesnik — filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court late Tuesday against the estate of 67-year-old Todd Brassner seeking the common charges and fees. The New York Post reports Brassner's heirs, Todd and Heather Brassner, did not return calls seeking comment.

    Fire Erupts on 50th-Floor Apartment of Trump TowerFire Erupts on 50th-Floor Apartment of Trump Tower

    A man was critically injured after a fire erupted in an apartment at Trump Tower in Midtown on Saturday evening, the FDNY said. (Update: Authorities later said the man died and that six firefighters were injured.)

    (Published Saturday, April 7, 2018)

    The New York Fire Department has said the fire was accidental and Brassner's apartment did not have a smoke alarm. The apartment didn't have sprinklers either, due to a loophole in city regulations applying to high-rise buildings like Trump Tower.

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