The following are examples of cases for which Dr. Gray has provided expert witness testimony.  For a more complete list of cases, download her Curriculum Vitae below.
 

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Premises Liability

Defense

A mass shooting occurred at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. Twelve people were killed and seventy more were wounded. The shooter, James Holmes, was criminally convicted in 2015 of all 165 charges against him and sentenced to life in prison. In the civil trial that followed in 2016, Dr. Gray was able to successfully demonstrate that this crime was unforeseeable. 

Premises Liability

Defense

A verbal altercation erupted between two groups of men at a popular bar in Cleveland, Ohio.  The security guards on duty asked all parties to leave and escorted them out of the establishment.  A fight ensued between two of the patrons several blocks away resulting in the death of one of them.  Dr. Gray established that the security measures employed by the bar were adequate and security personnel responded appropriately to the disturbance.

Premises Liability

Plaintiff

A 15 year-old female was tortured and brutally murdered by two acquaintances in a vacant apartment within a large apartment complex.  The apartment was a well-known location among local teens and was utilized by them for purposes of doing drugs and drinking.  Dr. Gray's research demonstrated that the existence of this vacant apartment created a dangerous condition on the premises of the apartment complex as well as establish foreseeability in this case.

Premises Liability

Plaintiff

A woman and her 2 year-old son were abducted from the parking lot of a large retail outlet and held for three days, during which the woman was repeatedly raped. Dr. Gray's research found that the retail outlet was negligent in protecting its customers from violent crimes occurring on its premises.

Negligent Security

Plaintiff

A man was killed in a large bar fight that occurred during a holiday weekend.  Dr. Gray was successfully able to establish that this particular bar was negligent in its provision of security especially when compared to the other drinking establishments in the immediate area.

Negligent Hiring & Retention

Defense

A graduate student was working part-time at a hotel chain and was accused of sexually assaulting a customer inside her hotel room.  Dr Gray was able to establish that this employee’s background provided no precursors or predictive evidence for this offense and that it was impossible for the franchisee of this hotel to have foreseen this behavior in his employee.

Premises Liability

Defense

A mass shooting took place at the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 27, 2015.  Three people were killed and nine others we injured by the shooter, Robert Dear, who remained in the facility for over five hours, battling police responders.  Dr. Gray opined that this incident was unforeseeable at this location based its criminal history and level of security planning.​ The Defendants were granted Summary Judgement in October, 2017.

Negligent Hiring

Plaintiff

A Ph.D. student/counselor was employed by an adolescent psychiatric center where he sexually molested several boys.  Dr. Gray determined that the background check performed by the center was inadequate and failed to find his previous arrests for sexual assault.

Negligent Hiring & Retention

Plaintiff

A young mother and her infant child were killed when an inebriated driver crashed into their vehicle with his truck traveling at a high rate of speed.  The truck driver was given the truck by his employer to use during work hours as well as non-work hours.  Dr. Gray was able to successfully show that the employer was negligent in his hiring and retention of this employee.

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