Eight lawsuits filed from 2005 carbon monoxide poisoning

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Eight lawsuits have been filed against companies involved with the heating system that malfunctioned at a Burlington student apartment complex in 2005, killing one and sickening others.

The lawsuits target as many as 10 companies, including the maker of a pipe that malfunctioned, the manufacturer of the apartment complex’s heating boiler, the landlord and others.

Last week a court hearing on the cases in Burlington was attended by 19 lawyers. Lawyers say two of the cases have been settled.

Reports say a boiler in Building 3 of the Redstone complex, near the University of Vermont, misfired, causing a section of the faulty pipe to be dislodged from an elbow joint, sending carbon monoxide fumes into the four apartments above.

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