An appeals court has reversed $1.4 million in damages awarded to 10 western Wisconsin women whose work pictures were defiled and placed on Internet pornography sites by a security employee.
The 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 1 that a security company was not negligent in training and supervising the man who worked at the Polaris Industries plant in Osceola.
The women claimed they suffered severe emotional distress as a result of the man’s actions. The appeals court says the circumstances that led to the women’s distress were unpredictable and unimaginable.
The decision overturns a ruling by St. Croix Circuit Judge Eric Lundell in lawsuits filed in 2006 against Securitas Security Services, which provided security for the Polaris plant.
Was this article valuable?
Here are more articles you may enjoy.