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Courthouse Security

- The bill (S. 378) would increase courthouse security has been approved by the Senate. The House of Representatives has not announced whether it will take action on the bill, which would also require that the U.S. Marshals Service offer ongoing security advice to the judiciary.

Negligence

- A bank is not liable for an employee's injury during a bank robbery ruled a federal appeals court because it did not attempt to conceal the workplace risk from the employee.

Explosives

- A bill (H.R. 1680) that would regulate the sale and purchase of ammonium nitrate has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. Ammonium nitrate is a critical ingredient used in making explosives.

Explosives

- A bill (H.R. 1680) that would regulate the sale and purchase of ammonium nitrate has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology. Ammonium nitrate is a critical ingredient used in making explosives.

Negligence

- A third party sued Agilent Technologies when one of its employees posted threatening messages about him on Internet bulletin boards. The courts ruled that the company had no liability in that case.

Premises Liability

- A Virginia appeals court has ruled that a hotel may be held liable for an assault on a guest because there was ample warning from police reports that guests were at risk.

Legal Report

- Hotel owners' liability for third-party assaults on guests, a religious discrimination case stemming from office cubicle decorations, and proposed federal rules for port and rail security.

Physical Security

- New laws in Virginia and Florida regarding landlord/tenant relations and alarm monitoring companies.

How to Become a Dangerous Expert Witness: Advanced Techniques and Strategies

- When it comes to serving as an expert witness though, the “dangerous” security professional is a huge asset, able to swing million-dollar judgments and carve out a lucrative niche.

Legal Report

- A wrap-up of court decisions on background screening, identity theft, nuclear facility security, airport security, and antiterror legislation.

Defibrillators

- Two states, New Jersey and Michigan, approved almost identical laws requiring that health clubs purchase and install automated external defibrillators. The measures also require that at least one person be on duty at all times who is trained to use the device. The laws provide for fines of $500 to $1,000 for those health clubs that fail to comply.

Who's Liable Now?

- When someone gets hurt at a business, the guard company often gets sued. Select cases show how the courts interpret security provider liability.

Legal Report

- A court rules that an employer improperly fired an employee for behavior caused by a disability; Washington joins the states bucking the REAL ID Act; updates on bills on explosives, public transit, and more.
 




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