$19.2 Million Settlement for Fatal Elizabeth House Explosion

A lawsuit was filed against a New Jersey utility company over a gas explosion that destroyed a home, injured six people, and killed two in Elizabeth in November 2015. This case ended in a $19.2 million settlement between the Henderson family and the utility company, NUI Corp.

Fatal House Explosion Case

Six of the Henderson family members sustained severe burn injuries from the explosion, while Kimiya and Tyquan Henderson were killed. NUI denied liability to the accusations and stated that the damages were caused by the “negligent, culpable conduct, intention and wrongful acts of plaintiffs.” However, plaintiffs argued that Elizabethtown was responsible for the gas leak that caused the explosion. The Union Country Superior Court Judge Mark Ciarrocca approved the settlement after attorney fees, funeral expenses, and medical aid was deducted. The $19.2 million settlement will be divided into 12 ways between the Henderson family.

According to the Henderson’s court papers, “the case was vigorously litigated by all parties and involved very complex legal, factual, and medical issues.” This unfortunate accident has greatly affected the Henderson family, but hopefully, the settlement will allow the family to bring their lives back to normal.

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This post is informational and Lloyd Bennett Was not involved with this case.