A terminally-ill former federal prosecutor has filed a lawsuit against travel company VRBO after his daughters died at a ‘firetrap’ $8,000-a-week Hamptons getaway.
Lewis Wiener, a former chair of the US Courts of Federal Claims, accused VRBO, Homeaway.com and property owners Pamela and Peter Miller of failing to maintain his family’s safety when a fire broke out on August 3, killing Linday, 19, and Jillian, 21.
Wiener, 60, who was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, was hoping for one last summer retreat with his family, but they were instead met with tragedy, the East Hampton Star reports.
While Wiener and his wife were able to escape, with son Zachary, 23, fleeing from a second-floor window, the sisters perished in the three-bedroom, two-bath, $1.8 million home.
The grieving family is seeking $75,000 for emotional distress along with an unspecified amount in economic and medical damages to be determined by a trial.
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