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Matthew Badger, Father In Deadly Stamford Fire, May Sue Contractor Michael Borcina

02/13/2012 12:40 pm ET

The father who lost his three young daughters in a tragic Christmas Day fire is going forth seeking legal action and has filed preliminary papers for a potential "wrongful-death claim."

The New York Post reports on Matthew Badger's lawsuit and spoke with lawyer Richard Emery on Sunday. While Emery did not disclose who Badger may be seeking to sue, he clearly stated Badger "has no intention of suing his ex-wife" and mother of the children Madonna Badger.

Emery did however, hint at possible targets including contractor Michael Borcina who was working on renovations to the Stamford home. He said, "That fact is that Borcina was the contractor on the job. He was aware of the dangers, or should have been aware of dangers, that a civilian would have been unaware of."

Stressing that no official decision had been made, Emery continued to tell The Post that the Stamford Buildings Department's judgment to eventually demolish the home was "outrageous...it raises all kinds of very serious suspicions that the house was destroyed."

Madonna and contractor Borcina were the only survivors in the deadly fire that killed her daughters 10-year old Lily and 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah, as well as Madonna's parents Lormer and Pauline Johnson.

It was reported in late January that Madonna was hospitalized after attempting to commit suicide over the grief of her children. During the funeral service earlier that month, the devastated mother eulogized the young girls as her "girl tribe," as over 500 mourners gathered in the Upper East Side funeral home to join the Badgers.

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