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The cost of tragedy

The last of about 75 civil lawsuits in The Station nightclub fire is tentatively settled. But the Derderians and other key figures in the case are paying less than those on the periphery.

The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., killed 100 people and injured about 200 others. It was the nation's fourth-deadliest nightclub fire. The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., killed 100 people and injured about 200 others. It was the nation's fourth-deadliest nightclub fire. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2003)
By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / September 21, 2008

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Two years ago this month, one of two brothers who owned The Station nightclub in Rhode Island tearfully apologized in a packed courtroom for the February 2003 fire that killed 100 people and scarred many more, physically and emotionally. "This tragedy," Jeffrey Derderian said in a quavering voice, "has our name on it." (Full article: 1408 words)

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