Premise Liability: Group Home Responsible for Rape of Women in its Care
We represented a mentally incapacitated woman who was a ward of the State and was living in a group home. While there, she was raped by a man, also in the care of the same organization. The rapist had a history of violent behavior and was not to be left unsupervised with women. The rape occurred when the sole employee supervising residents went outside to smoke a cigarette. We settled this case before trial.