Category: Negligent Security

July 29, 2016

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens…

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February 22, 2016

A 44-year-old woman was raped and robbed inside a Staten Island office building

In New York City, property owners of establishments such as office and apartment buildings, restaurants, schools, and bars have a duty of care to take certain security measures to ensure a safe environment for individuals who are visiting, live, or work on their premises. When an owner fails to take adequate precautions to secure their..

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