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Apartment Complex Sued for Lax Security

Dominique Simmons and Bennett Smith, who resided apart, argued by telephone over childcare arrangements for their daughter. Simmons went to Smith’s apartment to pick up the child. While there, she removed a quantity of illegal drugs that belonged to Smith.

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Motel Not Liable for Attack on Guest

Phillip Neiman was a guest at the Motel 6 when he was walking to his room from his car in the parking lot. He was approached by a man who was later identified as Leroy Johnson. Neiman alleged that Johnson

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Patient Escapes from Psychiatric Unit

Jason Aiello was taken by his family to an emergency psychiatric unit at a university hospital. The hospital was under contract with Burns International Security Services to provide guard and patrol services. After Aiello arrived at the check-in desk he

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Inadequate Security Results in Gang Shooting

Elmer Meraz went to a bar with his cousin and other friends. While at the bar, Meraz’s cousin started arguing with another patron, Santiago Lopez. Lopez was a known troublemaker and regular customer at the bar and had been regularly

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Race and Gender Complaint

Heatherlee Finn was employed by a security company, and her duties included hiring and placing security guards at clients’ locations. Finn, who was not a security guard, filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against the company, alleging violation

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$4.8 Million Awarded to Family of Murdered Woman

Facts: Lidia Giangrandi lived in a gated community that was protected by guards employed by a security services company that was obligated by contract to provide a patrolling guard. An intruder broke into Giangrandi’s home and killed her. The murderer

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