Jury Awards $7 Billion in Punitive Damages Against Cable Company for “Negligent Hiring” of Employee Who Murdered Customer

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 26, 2022, a jury in Dallas County awarded $7 billion in punitive damages against a cable company for “systemic safety failures” that led to the “negligent hiring” of a field technician who murdered an 83-year-old customer in her home in 2019, according to a news report…

Webinar Will Examine Defending Motor Carrier Claims for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring, Training, and Retention

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Claims against a trucking company for negligent entrustment, hiring, or retention may seek and may result in increased compensatory damages, punitive damages, expanded discovery, and evidentiary and admissibility advantages for the plaintiff. Motor carriers should perform reasonable investigations into all employees to ensure that an individual’s past…