A lawsuit has been filed against General Electric over a fire at its Appliance Park last week.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1y1yExJ ) says the lawsuit was filed Monday in Jefferson County Circuit Court by a resident who lives near the complex and claims the company was negligent in storing flammable material in its warehouse.
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The lawsuit also says residents affected by the order to stay inside suffered harm from "noxious plumes of black smoke" and "excessive amounts of particulate matter."
Plaintiff Alex Ruiz lives 1 ½ miles from the building that caught fire Friday. Ruiz is seeking a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all who live with the shelter-in-place area and anyone else affected by the remnants of the fire.
Derby Industries, which leases space from GE, was also named in the suit.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com