We are representing the families of three of the victims from the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead. Three lawsuits – each for $10 million – have been filed in D.C. Superior Court by our attorney David Schloss on the two-year anniversary of the tragedy.
The lawsuits allege that companies that oversaw shooter Aaron Alexis’s work knew or should have known about his history of violence. The lawsuits also say that the companies knew of more recent disturbing behavior, including the fact that he heard voices and believed he had a chip implanted in his brain.
According to the lawsuits, the companies did not tell the Navy that Alexis was a risk and allowed him to have access to the Navy Yard.
Attorney David Schloss is serving as legal representation for the families of John Roger Johnson, Frank Kohler and Richard Ridgell.
An attorney in Washington who is representing the Proctor family, another victim’s family filing a lawsuit, told the Associated Press there is a good chance that the cases will be consolidated for discovery and possibly for trial. The attorney said that if the cases don’t settle, a trial is expected a year and a half to two years from now.
The lawsuits name as defendants Texas-based HP Enterprise Services LLC, and The Experts Inc., the IT consulting firm for which Alexis worked. Two of the lawsuits named the security company at the Navy Yard building where the shooting occurred.
An attorney in Florida who represents the Knight family is saying they believe that if The Experts and HP Enterprise Services “had done their job, this would not have happened.”
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. – Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys