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ARTICLE ID 7303

$________ Negligent security at apartment complex - Inadequate locks on sliding glass door - Sexual assault - Emotional injuries.

Miami-Dade County, Florida

The plaintiff, a 27-year-old single female at the time in question, alleged that the defendant apartment complex failed to provide adequate door locks on its apartment to prevent a sexual assault upon the plaintiff. The plaintiff contended that as a result, she was forced to give oral sex to an intruder who broke into her apartment through her sliding glass door.

The plaintiff’s security expert opined that the apartments were poorly maintained and that the sliding glass door lock in the plaintiff’s apartment was inadequate. The plaintiff alleged that she sustained emotional injuries stemming from the attack necessitating psychological treatment. The plaintiff claimed $________ in medical expenses. The defendant contended that the plaintiff’s injuries were attributed to a superseding intervening event in the form of a break-in and assault by a third party assailant.

The case was settled at mediation for $________.

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