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Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Town Center Mall in Boca Raton for Murders of Mother and Daughter Names More Defendants

More property owners have named as defendants in the Florida wrongful death lawsuit filed for the murders of Nancy Bochicchio and her 7-year-old daughter Joey Bochicchio-Hauser. The two of them were found dead in their SUV in the parking lot of the Town Center mall in Boca Raton on December 12, 2007 after they were kidnapped, robbed, and shot. In January 2008, Nancy’s sister, JoAnn Bruno, sued Simon Property Group, the owner of the Town Center mall, for wrongful death. Her complaint accused the mall’s owner of knowing there were security issues—especially in the wake of two other abductions that may have occurred on the premise that year—yet failing to do more to protect shoppers and other patrons. Now, Sears Roebuck & Co, Burdine’s Real Estate Inc., Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton Real Estate Inc., and trustees Michael L. Johnson, Hans C. Mautner, G. Martin Fell, Mark S. Ticotin, and J. Michael Maloney have been added to Bruno’s amended Florida wrongful death lawsuit, which she filed last month. She is also accusing these property owners of failing to provide adequate security to patrons despite knowing about the other crimes. In March 2007, the body of Boca Raton resident Randi Gorenberg was found after she was seen leaving the Town Center mall. Her husband Stewart sued Simon Property Group and Town Center at Boca Raton Mall for her wrongful death. In August 2007, a woman and her toddler son were abducted and robbed outside the Town Center mall. Fortunately, they survived. The public however, was not made fully aware of the details of the crime and it wasn’t until after the deaths of Nancy and Joey that an enhanced surveillance camera system was installed on the premise. Shopping mall owners and store owners must provide proper security on their properties so that patrons do not become the victims of crimes. Failure to provide this duty of care can be grounds for a Florida premise liability or wrongful death lawsuit. Related Web Resources: Premises Liability Overview, Justia

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