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Sample Security Expert Cases

A former employee was assaulted at a seafood processing plant on Akutan Island, AK. The plaintiff sued for inadequate security and supervision.

A Seattle, WA casino guest sued for excessive use-of-force, inadequate training, and supervision after a forceful eviction from the premises.

The Captain and crew were assaulted and severely beaten during an armed takeover robbery of their tuna fishing vessel in the Port of Manta, Ecuador. The plaintiff sued the employer for inadequate security, negligence, and injuries sustained in the robbery.

An attendee of a concert at the Tacoma Dome fell from an elevated seating area to the venue floor, injuring himself. He was then forcibly ejected from the arena. The plaintiff sued for negligent security, inadequate training, supervision, investigation, and record-keeping, gross indifference, and failure to render aid.

The defendant in a Federal criminal case was arrested on drug charges at a Bellingham, WA storage facility. He claimed the drug dog was not adequately trained or properly deployed.

A male security guard used outdoor security cameras on the Spokane, WA, Federal Court House to peer into a neighboring hotel. The female plaintiff sued for voyeurism, negligent supervision, violation of the expectation of privacy, improper installation of security video equipment, failure to train, failure to supervise, and failure to monitor security video equipment use.

A Memphis, TN hotel guest was accosted in the parking lot and forcibly taken to her room, where she was raped in front of her infant child. The plaintiff sued for negligent hiring, inadequate security, inadequate training.

An Idaho Falls, ID, bar bouncer chased after and tackled an underage patron off the property fracturing his leg. The plaintiff alleged negligent security, hiring, and supervision, inadequate training, no policies or procedures, excessive use of force, and unlawful imprisonment.

Security employees of a Gig Harbor, WA, bar engaged in a verbal altercation with a customer, which led to a physical confrontation. The plaintiff sued for negligent security, assault, and excessive force.

A shooter with a rifle entered a Tacoma, WA, shopping mall and began randomly firing into windows and displays. The plaintiff was subsequently shot and seriously injured confronting the shooter. He later sued the mall and security company for failure to protect, negligent security; negligent performance of security; negligent hiring of security; breach of express or implied contract.

A Renton, WA college security guard mistakenly identified the plaintiff as another person. He reported the observation to process servers who were waiting in a nearby parking lot. As the plaintiff exited the building, she was confronted by two process servers. A verbal altercation ensued, and the plaintiff was assaulted. The guard company was sued for negligence, breach of duty, and failure to protect.

A contract security guard at a Seattle, WA casino pushed an intoxicated patron to the ground causing the plaintiff to suffer a severely broken ankle. The plaintiff sued the casino for inadequate hiring, inadequate supervision, and excessive use of force.

Several patrons of an Auburn, WA sports bar, were shot and killed by another patron after an altercation in the parking lot. Estates for the deceased sued for wrongful death, emotional distress, and pre-death pain and suffering due to negligent security.

An uninvolved patron exiting a Seattle, WA, nightclub, was shot and seriously injured by another customer during a dispute between other persons in the parking lot.

The plaintiff was shot and severely injured in his Vancouver, WA office by a former employee. The complaint alleges the landlord, Clark County, WA, was negligent for failing to take reasonable steps to address safety and security issues in the common areas of the building. The suit also alleged the building security contractor was negligent in its duties.

The plaintiff was arrested for criminal trespass and resisting arrest by a Tacoma, WA police officer at the Tacoma, WA shopping mall. All charges were later dropped. The plaintiff sued the parties in the case alleging assault; excessive force; wrongful confinement; violation of civil rights; inadequate policies, procedures, training, and supervision.

A Salem, OR private security officer Tased and then shot and killed a person in the parking lot of a local hotel. The estate alleged negligent hiring and training, failing to enforce company policies, failing to supervise, and negligent actions by the security officer.

A Puyallup, WA contract loss prevention agent was assaulted by two shoplifters in a grocery store parking lot. The plaintiff alleged unsafe working conditions, inadequate training, policies, and procedures led to his assault.

A former girlfriend of a Bellevue, WA security company owner, who at the time lived in one of his homes, claimed the defendant was using his security guard company officers to conduct surveillance on, invade the privacy, and defame the plaintiff.

A Redmond, WA security integrator, filed a counterclaim of breach of contract, foreclosure of the lien, and unjust enrichment regarding the installation of a security system in a Bellevue, WA estate.

A fight broke out between the two boxers during the weigh-in ceremony of a scheduled Tacoma, WA professional boxing match. The plaintiff claimed the assault was foreseeable, and security was inadequate.

A George, WA concert venue security supervisor committed battery, false arrest, false imprisonment, and was negligent in removing a show vendor from an unauthorized area during the concert.

Patron of a Kent, WA bar, was struck in the face with a firearm by another patron, causing blindness and traumatic brain injury. He sued for negligent hiring, negligent training, negligent supervision, and inadequate security.

A shoplifter was pursued by store employees of a Fife, WA, outdoor and sporting goods store into the parking lot, refusing numerous calls to stop. He eventually was taken to the ground by an assistant manager and detained in handcuffs. The plaintiff claims he complained of an injured wrist to store personnel and law enforcement, further alleging that medical aid was refused before being taken to and booked into the Pierce County, WA jail on outstanding warrants. The plaintiff was subsequently released from jail to have surgery to repair a broken wrist. He alleges excessive force and inadequate security training of store personnel.

Seattle, WA apartment tenant, was assaulted by a non-resident over a parking dispute issue. The plaintiff claims proximate cause using tortious conduct and vicarious liability resulting from the inaction of an apartment complex employee to resolve the issue.

Three shoplifters severely injured a customer as they fled an Arlington, WA cellular telephone store with stolen merchandise. The plaintiff alleges that the incident was foreseeable and that security efforts were negligent.

This claim arises from alleged actions by agents and employees of the Baltimore City, MD, Convention Center who surreptitiously surveilled and potentially disseminated security system video of participants, including minors, without their consent, in various stages of undress in the clothes changing area at a regional talent competition.

The plaintiff claims Seattle, WA bar employees used unreasonable, excessive, and wrongful force in removing him from the premises, further alleging the premises were unsafe as such in a defective and dangerous condition.

A SeaTac, WA assisted living facility resident was severely assaulted and raped in her room by an intruder. The plaintiff claimed failure of duty of care, hiring, training, supervision of employees; inadequate security; failure to follow a reasonable standard of care for a prudent medical provider; and monitor and review of the competency of the facility healthcare providers.

Two Sacramento, CA, security officers chased, Tasered, and apprehended the plaintiff in the belief that he had a warrant for his arrest and was wanted by the Sheriff’s office. The plaintiff alleges assault, battery, negligence, negligent hiring, negligent supervision, negligent training, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

A Puyallup, WA apartment tenant was assaulted in the complex fitness center by a man claiming to be a resident without a key card and asked to be let in. The plaintiff alleges defendants were responsible for protecting tenants from the foreseeable criminal conduct of third persons on the premises and that defendants breached a duty of care to protect her and breached the contract to exercise reasonable care to provide safe premises for tenants.

The plaintiff was allegedly injured while being removed from a Seattle, WA bar by employees using unreasonable, excessive, and wrongful force. Plaintiff further claimed the premises were unsafe due to a defective and dangerous condition.

A juvenile resident of an Issaquah, WA apartment complex, was sexually assaulted by the husband of her mother. The Plaintiff alleges apartment complex management failed to conduct requisite tenant screening of the husband, which could have found a previous child rape arrest that should have precluded him from residency.

Plaintiffs allege assault and battery, false imprisonment, violation of civil rights, breach of reasonable care, intentional infliction of emotional distress, improper training, inadequate supervision resulting from a physical confrontation with others in a Spokane, WA grocery store resulting in severe and permanent injuries, and emotional damage.

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