Judge: Surfside collapse property owners bumped up to $96M

Aptopix Building Collapse Miami

This photo provided by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, search and rescue personnel search for survivors through the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside, Fla., section of Miami, Friday, June 25, 2021. The apartment building partially collapsed on Thursday. (Miami-Dade Fire Rescue via AP)

People who owned condominiums in the Florida building that collapsed nearly a year ago but didn’t suffer a loss of life will together collect at least $96 million from a court settlement.

The initial amount for property owners was set at $83 million, but Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman agreed at a hearing Tuesday that the higher amount was proper.

Families of the 98 people killed in the June 24 Champlain Towers collapse will share about $1 billion.

The exact details will be settled by Friday.

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