Lawyers from two separate firms are jointly seeking a court order to protect evidence at the site of the deadly Kleen Energy Systems power plant explosion so their own investigators can review it.
New London attorney Robert Reardon and M.H. Reese Norris, an attorney with the Hartford firm Butler, Norris & Gold, filed for a bill of discovery in Middletown Superior Court Monday. Oral arguments on the matter have been set for March 22.
“(We’re) seeking court relief to secure certain evidence so that we can examine it in anticipation of civil actions,” Norris said.
If granted, the order would allow the firms 30 days to have their own experts examine evidence from the scene. Norris said the move is an accepted practice but rarely used.