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Two survivors of fatal Muhlenberg County fire file lawsuit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - There's a new legal twist in a fatal fire that killed a Kentucky mother and eight of her children.

The father and daughter who survived the Muhlenberg County house fire have filed a lawsuit.

The fire occurred on January 30, 2014 in Depoy, Kentucky.

The suit was filed in Daviess Circuit Court on May 27.

According to the suit, Chad Watson said J. Scott Jagoe's company Jagoe Homes promised to build a new house for him and his daughter, Kylie, but then went back on the deal.

The Watsons say the defendant refuses to comment about why, and are now suing for breach of contract.

Watson also claims it has caused the pair emotional distress.

Travis Holtrey, a lawyer for Jagoe Homes, said, "We don't want to forget this was a tragedy. Sympathies are given to those who lost family members and friends. We wish to handle this matter in a way that would pay that respect. There was no agreement. We don't believe there was any legally enforceable agreement. We are confident the court will find that Jagoe did not violate any law."

Holtrey says he will file a response to the lawsuit, as well as more motions, including one to dismiss the complaint. He says he will likely file in mid-June.

Clifton Boswell, the attorney for the Watson Family, has declined to comment.

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