Judge to Lofts owner: clock ticking to clear your tons of fallen brick

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Dark blue tarps cover section where Alexander Lofts bricks fell off through roof of law office below

On his way to a hearing to force owners of the neighboring Alexander Lofts to clear their platform and tons of bricks off his downtown office roof, lawyer Bill Price decided to swing by his old building. Sure enough, Lofts contractors were out there with their men and machines all over his property.

“So they’re spending money fixing their wall and not taking the bricks and platform off,” he said Friday.

By court order, that work was supposed to be done days ago, so Price could fix the damage caused in March and April by bricks cascading off RAM Realty’s Lofts property and through his roof.

At the hearing Friday morning, Judge Meenu Sasser gave RAM another week to clear its workers’ platform and the bricks off Price’s roof, according to Price.

RAM meanwhile is appealing her rulings to the 4th District Court of Appeal. The company’s attorney declined comment while the case is pending.

Price says RAM at least complied with the part of the judge’s order to shore up the law building so that he could retrieve case files, art and furniture from the building at 320 Fern St. But he said it’s clear now the roof will have to be replaced. Meanwhile, his firm is operating out of temporary quarters two blocks away.