7th Circ. Skeptical Of Home Depot Over Employee's Murder

By Jessica Corso (January 10, 2017, 8:30 PM EST) -- An attorney for Home Depot was hit Tuesday with a flurry of disbelief by Seventh Circuit judges skeptical of the retailer's position that it shouldn't be dragged back into a lawsuit accusing it of failing to prevent the murder of a pregnant employee at the hands of her supervisor.

The mother of Alisha Bromfield sued Home Depot USA Inc. and one of its garden suppliers, Grand Flower Growers Inc., in 2014, accusing the companies of failing to protect Bromfield from a rash of abuse directed at her by supervisor Brian Cooper that ended when Cooper strangled Bromfield to death and raped...

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