Town Center at Boca Raton Mall Sued For Premises Liability that Allegedly Lead to Wrongful Death of Customer
The husband of Randi Gorenberg, the 52-year-old Boca Raton resident who was abducted and shot in the head before her body was dumped behind a South Florida civic center, is suing Town Center at Boca Raton Mall and its owner, Simon Property Group, for their alleged inadequate security-related premises liability negligence that led to her kidnapping and wrongful death.
Randi’s body was found an hour after credit card receipts document purchases that she had made will shopping at the mall. Her husband, Stewart, is seeking unspecified damages. This is the third Florida personal injury lawsuit recently filed that names the mall and its owners as defendants over inadequate security-related injuries and deaths.
Police in Florida have never said that Randi was kidnapped, but Stewart’s Florida personal injury lawyers said they believe that they can prove that she was abducted from the mall premises. Simon Property Group calls the allegations “self-serving and ridiculous.”
Palm Beach County police are investigating whether there Is a connection between Randi’s murder and the murders of 47-year-old Nancy Bochicchio and 7-year old Joey Bochicchio-Hauser, a mother and daughter that were kidnapped while leaving the mall, forced to take money from an ATM, and then bound and shot in the heads Their bodies were discovered in their SUV at the mall’s parking. Bochicchio’s family sued the mall and Simon Property Group for Nancy and Joey’s wrongful deaths.
In August, a mother and her two-year-old son were kidnapped and also forced to withdraw money from an ATM. The woman was able to free herself and her son after their attacker left them tied up. She is suing the mall for injuries related to alleged negligence and inadequate security that allowed the crime to happen.
In January, Boca Raton Council members accused Simon Property Group and the mall for not remedying inadequate security issues after the Bochicchio slayings. Boca Raton police and mall patrons have also complained to the mall about its poor security measures.
If someone you love has died because of the negligence of a property owner or anyone else, our South Florida wrongful death law firm can help you determine whether you have grounds for a civil case. You may be entitled to wrongful death compensation for your losses.
Lawsuit filed against Town Center mall owners over 2007 murder, Sun-Sentinel.com, April 23, 2008
Boca mall faces lawsuit in murders of mother, Sun-Sentinel.com, January 9, 2008
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