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Great White Offers $1 Million To Settle The Station Fire Law Suits

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Great White has agreed to pay $1 million to the victims' relatives and survivors of the tragic fire at the Rhode Island nightclub, The Station, which took the lives of 100 people in February of 2003. The settlement must meet the approval of more than 300 people who have filed suit and does not mean the band admits any wrongdoing in the tragic event.

The settlement, covered by Great White's insurer, would cover tour manager Daniel Biechele, lead singer Jack Russell, the record label, band members, manager, and management company of the band at the time of the fire.

Around $175 million has now been offered by dozens of defendants to settle lawsuits over the fire, including foam companies, the radio station that ran advertisements for the concert, the club owners and the local fire marshal who failed to cite the club for the foam on the walls and ceilings. Last month, the state of Rhode Island and the town of West Warwick each agreed to settle for $10 million.

Source: Billboard.com

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1. tunnelofpain writes:

$1 eh?

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

I really wish Great white would have gone up in flames that night!

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. stickler for grammer writes:

If you're going to lift articles, you should also lift the spelling from those. I tried to count the errors in the first sentence but got tired.

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. stickler writes:

Get my joke?

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha! I even missed it saying $1!

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I was confused at the $1 thing...

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Honestly, if they were giving thoes families only a dollar it would not come as a surprise at all to me. To my knowladge Great white has not even put on any type of show to help those families. I think that they are partly to blame for what happened too.

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KORNDOGG writes:

Great white sucks d***. It is a tragedy for the families of those people though. RIP to all hundred

# Sep 6, 2008 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BitterPeace writes:

Hmm.. if $1 = 1 dollar, $1,000 = 1,000 dollars, $1,000,000 = 1 million dollars, then how does $1 million not = 1 million dollars? The dollar sign is used like a prefix, so think of it as $(1 million).

not that confusing..

# Sep 7, 2008 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

to post 7: Kali: what DID happen? (apart from the 100 people getting burnt to death in a fire...)

# Sep 7, 2008 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Great white thought that it would be a smart/cool idea to shot pyrotecnics off in a club. Can you say "DUH!"

# Sep 7, 2008 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Dark_Funeral writes:

hey guys, lets shoot off fireworks inside the club, after all, the cieling isn't to far above our heads.

I heard that the doors to the club were chained shut to keep people who didn't pay out also. But thats just what i heard. Wouldn't it be more of the clubs fault then??

# Sep 7, 2008 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dark_Funeral writes:

WOW now that i look at their picture, the guy on the far right looks like the singer from my chemical romance when he had black hair and the dude in the middle looks like Brett Michaels! lmao!

# Sep 7, 2008 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

Great White did shoot the pyrotechnics off, but from what I remember, it was the club manager's fault for skimping on fire-proof materials which clubs are supposed to be made from by law (or something along those lines). So there shouldn't really have been a problem with having a fireworks show inside as in any other case, nothing would have caught on fire :)

# Sep 7, 2008 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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