Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee sue NY construction company and architect for $1 million

August 1996
Jet;08/19/96, Vol. 90 Issue 14, p36
Reports that Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee filed a million-dollar lawsuit in 1996 against a New York construction company and architect, claiming that the architect hired incompetent workers that set their mansion afire. Architect, Frank Turner, a friend of Davis and Dee; The construction company, Niba; How the Mount Vernon, New York mansion was set afire.


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