City of Seattle: Terlicker v. Pang and the City of Seattle - Washington (1995)


Bill Marler sued Martin Pang and the City of Seattle on behalf of the family of Randall Terlicker, one of four firefighters killed in the 1995 Pang warehouse blaze. The lawsuit that was filed alleged that the death of Randall, who was 35, was partly due to poor training, which resulted in unsafe conditions.

The Fire Department, which settled the Terlicker family’s claim out of court, was sharply criticized for failing to have in place a series of operational procedures that may have prevented the death of Randall and the other three firefighters.

Pang was sentenced to 35 years in prison for setting a fire in his warehouse that killed four Seattle firefighters.

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