Firm Fights for Man Shot in Apartment Building
A man who was accosted in his own apartment building and later shot was awarded $4.9 million against the security companies that could have prevented the attack. The Bronx man, a tenant of the Castle Hill Housing Project, was confronted in the lobby of his building by an unknown man who was looking for drugs. The assailant pushed the victim outside and shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down. The victim claimed that the owner of the building was negligent in that the magnetic security locks on the lobby door failed to function, allowing the perpetrator to gain access to the building, which resulted in the attack.
When a jury rules like this in a sexual harrasment case, they know that it was international, and they also know that the reason this manager was able to get away with this was that the company had to be looking the other way."