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Insurer Says "Not So Fast" After Deadly Center City Building Collapse

By Robin Culverwell

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- There was more legal action last week in connection with June's Center City Philadelphia building collapse onto the Salvation Army Store that claimed six lives and injured several more.

Berkley Assurance Company filed suit last week - claiming its policy of contractor Griffin Campbell is null and void for several reasons.

One, that Campbell didn't pay a premium due in April - and that Campbell lied on his application about his experience and his criminal record among other things.

Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi represents several victims of the collapse.

"The fact that they filed an action - the insurance company filed an action - says a lot about the owners choice of a contractor," Mongeluzzi says. "And we maintain that the owner was negligent in selecting Griffin Campbell and it ultimately all goes back to the owner, STB investments."

The matter was filed in the Court of Common Pleas.

Both Campbell and Berkely officials face deposition in the matter.

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