A few weeks ago, we told you about a jury awarding over eight million dollars to the families of two factory workers who were killed by a co-worker in 2010. As it turns out, that award was just the beginning. Last week, a separate jury in the same case awarded almost forty million dollars in punitive damages to those families. Plaintiffs’ counsel argued that the security company acted recklessly, noting that not only did the company fail to escort the co-worker to her car or notify employees that she had reentered the building with a weapon, but that the security guard on duty did not know how to use the phone system that was in place—evidence that was also noted by the defense. The security company has indicated its intent to appeal the latest jury verdict. Stay tuned to this blog for updates.