Neuberger withdraws from AG race

Thomas Neuberger

WILMINGTON — Wilmington attorney, Thomas Neuberger, announced on Wednesday that he was withdrawing his bid to become the state’s Attorney General, according to a statement.

Citing a conflict and “loyalty” to his clients, he has decided instead to file a lawsuit on behalf of three Wilmington firefighters killed in a Sept. 24, 2016 arson and one survivor. He claims that by deliberately understaffing the fire department, the city of Wilmington is to blame for the deaths and injuries.

Neuberger’s law firm recently settled a historic $7.5 million lawsuit with the state on behalf of Lt. Steven Floyd — a correctional officer taken hostage and killed in a prison riot on Feb. 1 2017 — and several survivors.

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