UC-Berkeley Sued for Failing to Prevent Death of Alumni
When should a college or university be responsible for failing to protect its students?
The parents of a UC-Berkeley graduate have sued UC-Berkeley for failing to report domestic abuse that took place on campus. The lawsuit was filed after student Jose Lumbereras killed the two passengers in his car when driving while intoxicated, including Milanca Lopez and her six month son.
Lopez’s family sued UC-Berkeley, asserting that Lopez previously complained about domestic abuse in her home, but UC-Berkeley campus officials did nothing. They believe that UC-Berkeley could have prevented the accident if it had investigated Lopez’s concerns about Lambreras’ allegedly abusive conduct.