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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is no longer suing over 2018 fire

Posted at 8:07 AM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 09:07:32-05

MILWAUKEE — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is no longer suing the roofing company they claim ignited the 2018 fire after an insurer recently paid $10 million, according to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The lawsuit targeted Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. and its insurer. Trinity Evangelical hired the contractor to restore the roof. The lawsuit alleged the company was responsible for the fire, stating that Langer's crews used a grinder that caused sparks.

The church now has $17.5 million from its own insurance policy and two Langer Roofing insurers. The most recent contribution was a $10 million payment made by one of Langer Roofing's insurers, Federal Insurance Co. Following the payout, the church dropped its lawsuit in October.

A full restoration of the church will cost $24 million, according to Trinity Evangelical consultants.