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LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL S. LAMONSOFF
Internet:
arybakov@msllegal.com

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LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL S. LAMONSOFF
80 Maiden Lane, 12th Floor
12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
USA
Ph. 2129621020
2129621020

Harlem Gas Explosion: Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff Takes First Step to Hold Consolidated Edison Accountable

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/March 18, 2014 --- On March 17, 2014, the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff took the first action to hold Consolidated Edison and other parties accountable for the Harlem gas explosion that occurred on March 12, 2014. As a result of this gas leak and explosion, many area residents were injured and displaced. The firm was the first to file a lawsuit with the County Clerk for the Supreme Court of New York County, on behalf of Michelle Nelson, to begin the judicial process of holding Consolidated Edison and others responsible.

According to firm spokesman John Pinto, "This lawsuit is just the first of others we intend to file."

Attached to this press release is a copy of the filed Complaint.

On March 12, 2014, Ms. Nelson was one of many to suffer injuries and displacement as the result of a natural gas explosion at 1646 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. Attesting to the strength of the explosion, Ms. Nelson was approximately a block and half away from the blast site.

"Sadly, this incident likely could have been prevented," stated Pinto. "The city's gas delivery system is an infrastructure that is both woefully antiquated and decomposing rapidly. Gas mains are more than 50 years old; 60 percent of the mains are made of unprotected steel or cast iron which are prone to leaks. In fact, the federal government has found that Consolidated Edison experienced 83 leaks for every 100 miles of gas lines two years before this deadly explosion. The gas pipe serving the collapsed buildings included a section nearly 150 years old.

"Consolidated Edison's efforts at modernizing their system with plastic piping is of no solace for the scores injured, displaced and killed in this tragic explosion.

"New Yorkers pay some of the highest utility rates in the country. Customers should be delivered their service consistently but, most importantly, safely. Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call for Consolidated Edison, a de facto monopoly, in that their infrastructure was at risk for a catastrophe. Tragically, this wakeup call was ignored," added Pinto.

For media inquiries, please contact jpinto@msllegal.com (http://www.msllegal.com).

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CONTACT:
John Pinto
Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff
80 Maiden Lane, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
PHONE. 2129621020
EMAIL: msl@msllegal.com
http://www.msllegal.com

KEYWORDS: harlem, gas, explosion, new york, consolidated edison,

SOURCE: Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC.

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