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Hanley v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
Citation:2001 W.I. 717106 (Mass Super.)
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On February 10, 1990, Plaintiff was employed as a security guard by Metropolitan at Somerset Savings Bank. The previous night, police responded to an alarm sounded at the bank, however police were unable to enter the bank because no bank representative was present to allow entry into the building.
The next morning, Plaintiff arrived on scene and was disarmed, kicked, threatened at gun point as the robbers committed the crime. The group was an infamous “gang,” known for cutting a hole in the roof of Boston area banks at night and waiting for employees to arrive in the morning.
Plaintiff learned of the bank’s failure to provide police entry that same morning or following day. The first jury trial for the group began on March 17, 1997. Plaintiff filed the negligence claim on March 14, 2000.
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