Patrick McNicholas Discusses Lawsuit Against Campus Housing for Negligence in UCSB Tragedy in Daily Nexus Article
In the Daily Nexus article “Suit Against I.V. Shooter’s Housing Complex Progresses,” Partner Patrick McNicholas discussed his negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against Hi Desert Mobile Home Park L.P. and Asset Campus Housing on behalf of the parents of three victims in the 2014 UCSB shooting.
In 2014, Elliot Rodger murdered his roommates David Wang, James Hong and their friend George Chen before going on a shooting spree that left three more students dead and 14 injured. According to the lawsuit, the apartment property and its management company were warned that Elliot Rodger was a “violent and dangerous threat to his roommates,” yet they did not conduct a reasonable investigation before assigning him as Hong and Wang’s roommate.
“The apartment was completely lacking in training its onsite managers in issues of safety, on issues of matching roommates, in issues making sure that the roommates were safe,” said Pat. “The parents are very hopeful their children will not have died in vain.”
Trial is set for September 15.