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Nov 9, 2018

Judge Denies Plea Bargain in Ghost Ship Fire Case

Judge Denies Plea Bargain in Ghost Ship Fire Case

On Friday, a judge denied a motion by Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena that would have reinstated a plea bargain in the case against Almena and creative director Max Harris on 36 counts of involuntary...

Oct 29, 2018

Warehouse Fire Defendants to Face Trial in Oakland

Warehouse Fire Defendants to Face Trial in Oakland

The two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 warehouse blaze that killed three dozen partygoers will face trial in Oakland early next year, their lawyers said Monday.

Oct 12, 2018

Oakland Warehouse Fire Defendant Argues for Plea Deal

Oakland Warehouse Fire Defendant Argues for Plea Deal

One of two men charged in an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people is attempting to resurrect a scuttled plea agreement. On Friday, lawyers for Derick Almena will argue in an Oakland court that a...

Sep 7, 2018

Ghost Ship Trial Gets a Date: April 2

Ghost Ship Trial Gets a Date: April 2

In an expected move, Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris today formally withdrew their no contest pleas to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the fire at the...

Jul 5, 2018

After Criminal Case, Lawsuits Loom in Deadly Warehouse Fire

After Criminal Case, Lawsuits Loom in Deadly Warehouse Fire

Relatives of people killed in a 2016 California warehouse fire say others besides the two men who agreed to plea deals are responsible for their losses. They are suing the city of Oakland, the building's owner...

Jul 3, 2018

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Defendants Agree to Plea Deal

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Defendants Agree to Plea Deal

Two men accepted plea bargains with prison time Tuesday after each was charged with dozens of counts of involuntary manslaughter in an Oakland warehouse fire that killed partygoers at an unlicensed concert.

May 24, 2018

Defendant in Oakland Warehouse Fire Case Denied Release

Defendant in Oakland Warehouse Fire Case Denied Release

A judge ruling over the Ghost Ship warehouse fire case on Thursday denied a motion to release creative director Max Harris on his own recognizance, and now the laywers for both Harris and warehouse master tenant...

Feb 20, 2018

Almena, Harris Plead Not Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire Case

Almena, Harris Plead Not Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire Case

Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for their roles in a blaze at the warehouse in December 2016...

Jan 9, 2018

Defendant in Ghost Ship Case to Get Public Funds for Defense

Defendant in Ghost Ship Case to Get Public Funds for Defense

An Alameda County Superior Court judge granted an unusual motion Tuesday to allow the use of public money to cover the cost of defending Max Harris, who stands accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in...

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