Orange County couple alleges 7-Eleven operators failed to provide proper security

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County couple is suing 7-Eleven operators, alleging failure to protect and negligence.

Joseph Hinds and Sarah Hinds filed a complaint Oct. 30 in Orange County Circuit Court against Mfazan Enterprises, Inc. and 7-Elevan Inc., alleging failure to exercise ordinary and reasonable care for the safety and protection of customers and invitees.

According to the complaint, June 13, Joseph Hinds was a customer at the defendants' 7-Eleven convenience store, 938 W. Colonial Blvd., Orlando, when he was criminally assaulted and battered upon the premises, suffering serious and permanent injuries. 

As a result, Hinds says he has lost the capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment and caused Sarah Hinds to lose the services, comfort, society and attention of her husband. 

The plaintiffs allege Mfazan Enterprises and 7-Eleven failed to reasonably warn, protect, guard and secure the safety of customers and invitees when they knew or should have known of the history of violent criminal acts against persons or property in and about the property.

The Hinds couple seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, together with interest and costs and any further appropriate relief. They are represented by attorney Christopher L. Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm, PA in Coral Gables.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA011831

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