Teen Tortured After Comcast Alarm System Failed, Judge Told

Law360, Los Angeles (May 19, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Two intruders were able to break in to a Washington state family's home, kidnap a teenager from his bed, and torture him in the basement because Comcast Corp.'s Xfinity Home security failed to sound, the family argued Monday at the start of a bench trial.

The torture victim, Deep Rawat, and his parents, Leena and Manoj Rawat, argued that Comcast and its contractor Pioneer Cable Contractors Inc. improperly installed the Xfinity Home system. The system had a motion detector in the basement that didn't provide any protection when they were home, and was installed there instead of window sensors on the...

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