Berkeley Balcony Collapse Settlement


A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit following the Berkeley balcony collapse.

The deal, which is being kept confidential, is the second payout for the families of  J-1 students killed in California in 2015

Irish students Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster, Lorcán Miller, Eimear Walsh, and Olivia Burke, and Olivia’s Irish-American cousin Ashley Donohoe were all killed in the balcony collpase in June 2015.


They were at a birthday party at an apartment complex in Berkeley California when the balcony gave way under them

Their relatives have now reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it.

Lawsuits said previous tenants reported seeing mushrooms on the balcony, indicating rotting wood.

A similar settlement was reached in May with those responsible for the construction and the design of the apartment complex