Supreme Court won't let Chandler family sue

The Supreme Court won't let the family of a raped and murdered college girl sue the employer of her killers for her 1979 death in Ottawa County.
AP Wire
Oct 2, 2012


The high court on Monday refused to let the parents of Janet Chandler sue Wackenhut Corp., which in 1979 was hired to send security guards to Holland to provide security during a strike.

Chandler was a 23-year-old college student working at a hotel when she was kidnaped, raped and killed by Wackenhut guards, who then covered up her death. Six people were convicted of first- or second-degree murder; five of whom worked for Wackenhut.

But the federal courts have said Chandler's family cannot sue Wackenhut for her long-ago death. The high court refused to reconsider that ruling.



why cant they sue the company? we cant even get that info in the article?


....ah, because the company did not commit the murder nor did they instruct the guards to commit the murder. No doubt the Chandler family has experienced life long anguish over this and I'm sure everyone has sympathy for them, but it does not make sense for the company to be sued. Should the university in Colorado be sued for the movie theater massacre this past summer? Maybe the theater should be sued!


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