Sabric v. Lockheed

532 F. App’x 286 (2013)

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Sabric v. Lockheed

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
532 F. App’x 286 (2013)

Facts

U.S. Security (defendant) provided Lockheed Martin Corporation (defendant) with security guards. In 2007 George Zadolnny, a security guard, began dating Deborah Bachak, a Lockheed employee, despite U.S. Security’s no-fraternization policy. Zadolnny and Bachak became engaged, but Bachak ended the relationship shortly afterward. On December 16, 2008, Zadolnny requested that Bachak meet him in the Lockheed mailroom. When Bachak entered the mailroom, Zadolnny fatally shot her and then himself. Bachak’s parents, Andrew and Genevieve Sabric (plaintiffs), sued Lockheed and U.S. Security in state court on multiple negligence theories. Lockheed and U.S. Security removed the case to federal district court and moved to dismiss. The district court denied the motions. Lockheed then filed an indemnification action against U.S. Security. Following discovery, Lockheed and U.S. Security moved for summary judgment. The district court granted the summary-judgment motions on the ground that neither company owed a duty of care to Bachak. The district court dismissed the indemnification claim. The Sabrics appealed. Lockheed appealed concerning the indemnification claim.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Scirica, J.)

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