The Public Defender’s Office of Rio de Janeiro (DP-RJ) and the State Public Ministry (MP-RJ) reported that they are going to the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) to request a reconsideration of the decision on the payment of pension to the families of victims of the a fire in the Vulture’s Nest, which happened in February 2019.
After judgment by the Court of Justice of Rio (TJ-RJ), which upheld the decision that reduced the amounts paid to family members by five minimum wages, the institutions will seek to suspend the decision of December 2020.
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Last Wednesday (25), the TJ-RJ judged embargoes made by the Defensoria and Flamengo, but did not grant any of the appeals. Therefore, the decision of December 2020 remains in force, which fixes the monthly pension paid to the families of survivors who have not yet signed agreements at five minimum wages.
Since January 2021, the Defender’s Office has appealed the decision of the Court of Rio, which released the payment of pension by Flamengo to the victims’ families who have not yet closed an agreement with the club.
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The tragedy, which left ten dead and three injured, is now two and a half years old. So far, eight and a half families (only the father in this case) have already settled with the club regarding compensation.
Since the tragedy, the Public Defender’s Office has been working on requests for compensation from the families of victims of the fire, defending the maintenance of the first-degree decision that fixed payments to families at R$ 10,000 per month. The institution considers that the reestablishment of the decision of the lower court is the fairest as long as the negotiations last.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Eduardo Miranda