A federal court jury in Winchester has returned an $8M verdict against Greyhound for injuries to a passenger after a man attacked the driver who then lost control of the bus. You can read another press report of the story here.
The injuries were substantial; the plaintiff had some $1.6M in medical expenses.
The Plantiff was able to prove that the company knew of at least 43 prior incidents where passengers attacked drivers and yet it had done nothing to protect its drivers.
This verdict tells us that jurors recognize in a modern society people with the knowledge of the risk of criminal acts of others have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent those criminal acts from occurring.