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Sat May 6, 2017, 11:12 AM

Families of dead in 2015 Berkeley balcony collapse settle lawsuit

Nearly two years after a balcony collapsed during a 21st birthday party in Berkeley, killing six young people and injuring seven, the victims’ families reached a partial settlement Friday with the companies they deemed responsible.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed by San Francisco lawyer Matthew Davis, who represented relatives of those killed, as well as survivors, in the 2015 tragedy at the Library Gardens apartment complex near the UC Berkeley campus.

“This settlement will never restore health or life but reflects an element of justice from the wrongdoers for the deaths and serious injuries caused by the tragedy,” Davis said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Families-of-dead-in-2015-Berkeley-balcony-11125546.php

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