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Male Student in UCLA Mercilessly Stabs His Classmate During A Chemistry Lab Session

The news received from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) got everyone in shock and deep agony. Katherine Rosen was a pre-med student at her junior level in this university. It was said that Katherine and her fellow classmates were undertaking a chemistry lab session when something insane occurred.

“As I knelt to place something inside my desk drawer, I sensed that someone was behind me. In a jiffy, my fellow classmate, Doman Thompson, stabbed me in the neck and chest.” Katherine Rosen said.

Lucky enough, Katherine survived the lethal injuries and soon she was back to school. She decided to sue the University of California Los Angeles. This was based on the facts that the school had practiced negligence. She also said that the school was well informed about the classmate’s perilous deeds but it did not take up the task of protecting her.

Nine years after this incidence the California Supreme Court gave Katherine’s case a go-ahead. During the court verdict, the court said that it was the duty of all public universities and colleges to protect their students from any sort of violence. This was either during their extra-curricular activities or classroom sessions. The judge went ahead and stated that any college would be in deep trouble if they failed to put strict measures in place to discipline the notorious students and protect other students.

Justice Carol A. Corrigan stated in the court that all students from all over the world are always depending on the colleges to offer a conducive learning environment.

Unfortunately, in the court report, it was discovered that the UCLA officials were fully aware that Doman Thompson (Katherine’s assailant) suffered from severe auditory hallucinations and paranoid thoughts. The school psychiatrist did a couple of tests on him and found out that he suffered from schizophrenia. Based on his past university life, he had been prevented from accessing the campus’s housing. This was after he pushed another student. During the court ruling, it was stated that one of the teaching staff assistants had been informed by Doman that Katherine and other students were mortifying him. Katherine’s lawyer denied the allegations.

Brain Panish who happens to be Rosen’s trial lawyer said that Rosen was undergoing emotional and physical scars from the terrifying incident.

Rosen who is a medical student, sent an email communicating that she hoped the ruling will enforce the fact that universities should have effective ways to protect their students.

Suit Brought Against San Bernardino Starbucks Beverages Contaminated by Employee Bodily Fluids

The unsuspecting Vice family of Redlands strolled into a San Bernardino Starbucks on Feb 6, 2016. The family consisted of four patrons, husband and wife, Louis and Amanda, his mother, Rhonda Agles and their 2-year-old daughter Payton. The family took their drinks home and Louis’s mother noticed a red streak on her cup, she went to smell it and could smell something metallic. She didn’t really think too much of it until more red marks were discovered on the inner and outer portion of other cups. Together they deduced that it must be blood and since none of them were bleeding, it must have come from an employee.

Both mothers of the group called the Starbucks to find out if one of the employees were bleeding and it turned out that one had been. Both women complained that they or their family could be in grave danger due to this misstep. They claimed that the store manager offered them free drinks for a week due to the bad experience, but they declined, claiming that it was insensitive. The Vice’s wanted the Starbucks employee to have a blood test so that they would know if they were in danger of contracting, HIV or Hepatitis or some other blood-borne disease. Due to federal privacy laws, the best the family could do was to have testing done on themselves over the course of six months to see if they had in fact contracted anything.

The corporate office offered the family a total of $4,000 since they had to go to all of the trouble of being tested. This was not enough for the Vices, they filed suit to sue for negligence, emotional distress, assault and the list goes on. They claim that the whole experience has been overtly traumatic, due to the fact that Starbucks did not seem to care about the severity of the issue and they are demanding to be compensated. So far there has been no public response from Starbucks and the San Bernardino store remains open to this day about two years after the incident.