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Charter won't pay out $7b after cable installer murdered woman. Just $1b instead

John Brown (no body) Silver badge


"I can totally understand Charter appealing."

To the extent that the fine seems to indicate they completely culpable, yes, it's understandable. But this and the original article do make it clear that there were specific failings by Charter in their hiring and vetting process as well as their duty of care to employees and customers. When you employ people that go into customers homes, you have some responsibility to make sure they are mentally stable and "safe" around vulnerable people. You also don't let them wander into your vehicle pool on their day off and take a van without authorisation or a job sheet.

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