Class action to be commenced against Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. and City of Toronto as a result of Toronto explosion

    TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - A class action has been commenced on behalf of
all persons who were evacuated as a result of the propane explosion that
occurred at the Sunrise Propane distribution plant located on Murray Street in
Toronto, Ontario at 3:50 a.m. on August 10, 2008, Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. of
Sutts, Strosberg LLP announced today.
    The proposed class action names Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc. and the
City of Toronto as defendants.
    Homeowners Anna and Frank Manco, on their own behalf and on behalf of
other residents who were injured, evacuated and whose homes were destroyed or
damaged, allege that their damage was caused by the negligence of these
defendants. The Mancos were evacuated, suffered physical injuries and their
home was severely damaged as a result of the massive explosion. The Mancos
seek general damages, punitive damages and other relief.
    To obtain further information please visit or call 1.800.229.5323.
    The class action was commenced by Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. of Sutts,
Strosberg LLP.
    Mr. Strosberg says that "It is a tragedy that almost 30 years after the
Mississauga train derailment, propane facilities continue to be permitted to
subsist in residential areas."

    Sutts, Strosberg LLP is one of Canada's leading class action law firms.
Mr. Strosberg and his team of class action lawyers are currently prosecuting a
class action on behalf of residents who were evacuated as a result of a large
fire that occurred at a plastics manufacturing facility in Southwestern

For further information:

For further information: Harvey T. Strosberg, (519) 561-6228; Jacqueline
A. Horvat, (519) 561-6245, Sutts, Strosberg LLP, or visit the website

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