“Suspect in MTSU player’s death sues apartment complex for not intervening”

by Walter Olson on February 25, 2012

Murfreesboro: “A former MTSU student accused of stabbing a Lady Raider basketball player to death at Raiders Crossing Apartments in 2011 is suing the complex and its management company for failing to separate the two despite knowing they had problems with one another. … The attorney [Joe Brandon Jr.] included Twitter postings by Stewart as supporting evidence of a negative and deteriorating relationship between the two women.” [The Tennessean]

{ 4 comments }

1 Bill Poser 02.25.12 at 8:08 pm

I could see something like this in a university dormitory, but since when does an ordinary apartment complex have either the power or the duty to deal with relationships between room mates?

2 Melvin H. 02.26.12 at 10:23 am

And, both the suspect and the victim’s family are suing the apartment complex and it’s owners for the same thing….why did not the apartment complex do SOMETHING to prevent this? They should sue each other instead; might have a (slightly) better chance of surviving summary dismissal.

3 asdfasdf 02.27.12 at 11:21 pm

If it reaches summary the plaintiff’s have won, they would already get settlement value. This might fail at the state’s 12(b)(6) analog however.

4 doug 02.28.12 at 7:22 pm

i fail to see a duty.

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