Widow of firefighter settles ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ blaze suits

Widow of firefighter settles 'Motherless Brooklyn' blaze suits

The widow of fallen FDNY firefighter Lt. Michael Davidson has settled with Ed Norton’s film company over the blaze that took her husband’s life five years ago on the film set of “Motherless Brooklyn,” new court papers show.

Eileen Davidson settled her suits over the March 22, 2018 death of her husband with production companies including Class 5, Inc., according to documents filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week.

She also settled with the landlord of 773 St. Nicholas Avenue, the Harlem building where the fire broke out, the filings show.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed and lawyers and reps for the parties didn’t return requests for comment Monday.

Lt. Michael Davidson
Lt. Michael Davidson died fighting the 2018 Harlem blaze that broke out on the set of Ed Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn.”

Eileen Davidson.
Widow Eilieen Davidson settled lawsuits with Ed Norton’s film company and with the building landlord over her husband’s death.
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Harlem fire at 773 St. Nicholas Avenue
The fire broke out at 773 St. Nicholas Ave. on March 22, 2018.
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Davidson alleged in her lawsuit that landlord Vincent Sollazzo Lampkin and the production companies altered the building, making it more dangerous.

FDNY investigators have said that a faulty boiler sparked the deadly blaze.

Displaced residents of the building also filed suit against the landlord and film company and those cases have since been settled.

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