A university student who was assaulted in a parking garage cannot sue the school because the attack was not foreseeable, according to an appeals court ruling. The student, who was attacked by two armed men in a parking garage on campus, sued the school for negligence, claiming that the lack of security and safety precautions led to the attack.
09/14/2009 - A $5 million investment in a sprawling video surveillance system by the Newark Public Housing Authority has driven away drug dealers, prostitutes, and vagrants from the city's public housing complexes, reports Newark's The Star-Ledger.
07/31/2009 - A bill (H.R. 1194) introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) would provide tax breaks for companies that install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Under the bill, the systems would be counted as five-year property for depreciation purposes. The measure would be retroactive, applying to systems put in place after April 11, 2003.
04/28/2009 - The evacuation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 has provided a treasure trove of information for researchers studying building evacuations. View some of the research from the High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database project.