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The events surrounding the death of Lucky Phounsy began as a family celebration — a birthday party for his 2-year-old son. They ended nearly a decade later in a San Diego federal courtroom, when a jury determined the San Diego Sheriff’s Department was responsible for Phounsy’s death and awarded the family a record $85 million.

The victims of the 2020 Slater Fire are suing the utility company that started the blaze. That’s after a tree allegedly hit a PacifiCorp power line and sparked the fire. The fire killed two people and damaged or destroyed 700 properties in counties along the Oregon-California border. The lawsuit announced on Wednesday is being filed by the law firm Singleton Schrieber on behalf of 42 plaintiffs.