Anicich vs Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. — Part 2

Anicich vs Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. — Part 2 | Alan Krystal

{3:30 minutes to read} In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the initial ruling dismissing a complaint brought by the estate of a woman murdered by her supervisor. The plaintiff chose to appeal the decision. Part 2 discusses the results of that appeal.

The Appeal

The court of appeals reiterated the general rule in Illinois tort law, which is that one person has no duty to prevent the criminal acts of another.The court also stated that employers can be liable for hiring and retaining an employee if they knew, or should have known, said employee was unfit for the job by creating a danger of harm to third persons.

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