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Plumbing Company Was Not Liable For Former Employee’s Murder Of Customer

Phillips v. TLC Plumbing, Inc., 172 Cal. App. 4th 1133 (2009) Trisha Phillips, the daughter and successor in interest of decedent Judith Phillips, filed a complaint against TLC, alleging negligent hiring and retention of James Joseph Cain after Cain, a former employee of TLC, murdered Judith. While Cain was employed as a plumbing service repairman … Continue Reading

County Was Not Liable For The Death Of Employee’s Husband (Whom She Murdered)

deVillers v. County of San Diego, 156 Cal. App. 4th 238 (2007) Kristin Rossum, who was employed as a toxicologist for the County of San Diego, took toxic materials from the Office of Medical Examiner (“OME”) and used them to murder her husband, Greg deVillers. After Rossum was convicted of murdering deVillers, his survivors sued … Continue Reading
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