Briefly: Knights of Columbus sues City Hall for $1 million in damages

The Knights of Columbus, the New Haven Catholic charity stronghold for over 125 years old, has sued New Haven for $1 million for building damage caused by the 18-second demolition of the former Veterans Memorial Coliseum two years ago, WTNH reported late Monday night. KOC officials told WTNH the city owes them reparations for shattered windows of the group’s headquarters and broken indoor exhibits during the January 2007 demolition. City officials could not be reached by the News late Monday night, and WTNH reported that the city declined to comment, citing pending litigation. “We made it very clear to them before the implosion that we were concerned,” KOC Vice President for Communications Patrick Korten told the television station. “And, everybody was saying ‘Well, don’t worry about it. You will hardly notice anything.’ [But] it didn’t turn out that way.”

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