Assaulted Women Sue Rite Aid For Negligence

Law360, New York (January 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Six women who were drugged and sexually assaulted by a former Rite Aid Corp. manager have sued the pharmacy chain for $18 million, accusing it of negligence and inadequate supervision of its employees and prescription drugs.

The lawsuit, filed in Allegheny County court, alleges that Rite Aid gave former manager Donald E. Preik a key to the store’s pharmacy, despite the fact that he was not a pharmacist, thereby providing him with access to “date-rape” drug, triazolam, and other tranquilizers.

Preik, who lived with his girlfriend...
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