- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles law firm is suing the developer of an unfinished downtown apartment complex that burned in a massive arson fire, damaging the neighboring law office.

City News Service reports the lawsuit filed Monday by Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith states combustible material - including wood framing - at the 75,000-square foot construction site created a hazard. The suit alleges trespass and nuisance, and seeks unspecified damages.

The litigation targets Geffrey Palmer, and his company, GH Palmer Associates, builder of the seven-story Da Vinci complex that caught fire in 2014. Palmer could not be reached for comment.

The fire forced the closure of a freeway and burst windows of adjacent structures, including the building housing the law firm.

Dawud Abdulwali, 57, has pleaded not guilty to setting the fire.

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