Lawsuit May Bring More Security To Hamilton Place Mall

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Good for the military veteran that is suing for getting shot on CBL's and ERMC's watch. With this past holiday season's traumatic events unfolding at the mall and clear evidence that ERMC security does not have the ability to insure the safety of the patrons, it is time for a lawsuit to get someone's attention. 

This military veteran, who clearly saw combat due to the mentioned hearing loss, was trained and able to defend himself except for the CBL/ERMC voluntary ban on weapons. This ban, clearly aimed at disarming criminals, left this military veteran disarmed in the face of an armed criminal.  

Mr. Driver is very fortunate on many fronts. First, his injury was survivable and he is here today to take follow up action. Secondly, this event took place in Tennessee, where just over a year ago TCA-39-17-1325 went into effect. This bill provides immunity to places like Hamilton Place, but denies immunity when gross negligence occurs.  It is arguable that given the previous incidents at Hamilton Place, ERMC Security and CBL have been negligent in the security of its patrons.  

How many more shootings need to happen at Hamilton Place before something is done? Where is the duty of care for their patrons?  

Pay this veteran for the injury sustained on your watch. Then step up and protect the public that will fill your stores in the coming months. 

Tim Giordano



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