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Inadequate security results in gang shooting

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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 ejected from the bar for gang activity and violence. Meraz tried to intervene in the verbal altercation between his cousin and Lopez. A security officer at the bar told all three patrons to leave. When Meraz walked outside of the bar, Lopez pulled out a gun and Continue Reading ...

Clark v. Skaggs Companies, Inc.,

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It is not disputed that Johnny Rogers was a security guard for appellant and that he was on duty on December 18, 1984. Two witnesses [**10] testified on behalf of appellant, both of whom were familiar with the security policies of Skaggs stores and Advance Security. Both witnesses stated Rogers had been instructed on security policies, and that Rogers was instructed to attempt to apprehend and detain possible shoplifters and, if the suspect is cooperative, to “follow through with whatever is Continue Reading ...

Jury awards $20 million to rape victim who sued property management company

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A Harris County jury awarded $20 million in damages Wednesday to a rape victim who sued her property management company for failing to notify residents about previous sexual attacks on the property.The woman lived at The Promenade Cullen Park when a masked man who resided in the west Houston complex raped and sodomized her for more than 10 hours in February 2009. The Houston Chronicle does not identify victims of sexual assault.According to the lawsuit, the property management company Continue Reading ...

Case Research – Piggly Wiggly

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OVERVIEW Margaret Dupree, Charles Dupree Jr. and plaintiff brought action for false arrest and malicious prosecution of Denco security firm and Piggly Wiggly supermarket. The trial court provided damages against the security firm but denied recovery against defendant supermarket upon the jury’s finding that the security firm was an independent contractor. Plaintiff argued that defendant supermarket was responsible for the breach of its non-delegable duty to customers’ safety. The court Continue Reading ...