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Plaintiffs Seek Documents Related to Alabama Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Plaintiffs Seek Documents Related to Alabama Wrongful Death Lawsuit

by Norris Injury Lawyers | October 23rd, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012

Plaintiffs in an Alabama Wrongful Death lawsuit against the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH) and a former professor are seeking access to documents backing claims the school and top officials were aware of the dangers the ex-professor posed, yet did nothing to prevent her attack.

An article from AL.com reported that on Feb. 10, 2010, the professor entered a conference room and opened fire on a group of colleagues after having her tenure denied. Three school officials died as a result. Last month, the woman was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes.

Lawsuits were filed by the victims’ families, and documents show the UAH Provost armed the school’s police officers in the administrative building because of the threat the woman posed to staff members. Other affidavits point to conversations with the Provost showing his deep understanding of the attacker’s behaviors following the denial of her tenure.

The plaintiffs are seeking access to police, phone, email, and security personnel records from the period of time around the attack as school officials have denied knowing of the danger or condoned any police action before the attack occurred.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties associated with the loss of a loved one and are here to answer any questions you may have if you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence.


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