2008_09_cranecol.jpgThe city comptroller's office says there are "more than half a billion dollars in lawsuits" stemming from the fatal crane collapses earlier this year. The families of two constructions workers who died have filed notices of claim for the May 30 collapse on East 91st Street; Ramadan Kurtag's family plans to sue for $75 million while Donald Leo's family's claim is for $20 million. The Daily News reports there are also "several smaller claims ranging from $2,700 to $12,000" from residents and a "$300,000 one by a nearby Duane Reade...for damages and loss of business." As for the March 15 crane collapse on East 51st Street, those notices of claim total $497 million.