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Sears Can't Duck Duty-Of-Care Claims Over Peeping Tom

Law360, New York (June 4, 2015, 8:45 PM EDT) -- A California judge has refused to let Sears Holding Corp. escape negligence claims over a maintenance worker who spied on women in store dressing rooms for years, saying the fact that the worker had unsupervised access to the fitting rooms raised a triable issue of fact.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy D. Hogue denied Sears’ motion for summary judgment Tuesday, saying that, despite the store’s policy against letting unescorted men into women’s dressing rooms, the maintenance worker had unfettered access to dressing rooms and restrooms...
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