The Family of a Boca Raton woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Best Buy for the death of their family member who was beaten and burned by one of the store’s outsourced delivery drivers.The suit was filed Friday against Best Buy, J.B Hunt, and XM Delivery.According to the report, 75-year-old Evelyn Smith Udell purchased a washer and dryer from the branch and requested for the items to be delivered and installed.On the day of the delivery, Udell was met by two delivery drivers when one of them attacked her. Officials say after 21-year-old Jorge Lachazo and his co-worker finished installing the washer and dryer, Lachazo beat Udell with a wooden mallet before pouring a liquid he found in her home all over her body. He then set her on fire and fled the scene in the delivery truck while his co-worker David Gonzalez called the police.During the police interview, Gonzalez told authorities after he and Lachazo installed the equipment and removed the old equipment, he stepped outside to return phone calls, and left Lachazo inside the home to show Udell how to operate her new washer and dryer.Moments later, Gonzalez says he could hear the woman screaming inside the home. When Gonzalez went back inside the home, he found the woman on the floor of her laundry room. Gonzalez also told police that Lachazo was acting weird and told Gonzalez several times that they had to leave.Gonzalez says he called his supervisor and then police but while he was on the phone, Lachazo drove away from the scene with the company’s vehicle.Lachazo, who worked for the delivery company a little less than 2 years, was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder, first-degree arson, and armed burglary with battery. He told authorities that Udell was his 3rd delivery of the day and that he’d used cocaine and smoked marijuana through a vape pen sometime before the delivery.The lawsuit claims that Best Buy is responsible for Udell’s death because they hired the third-party companies J.B. Hunt and XM Delivery to deliver and install the appliances but did nothing to warn Udell that the drop off and insulation had been delegated to the third-party companies.The lawsuit also claims that Best Buy “did nothing to investigate, supervise or oversee,” the companies and accepted J.B Hunt and XM Delivery as employees of Best Buy.The family is currently seeking damages in excess of $15,000.
GUYANA’s quest of another appearance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup will have to wait a little longer, after the Confederation announced the cancellation of all qualifying matches, following the COVID-19 pandemic. “At CONCACAF the welfare of everyone associated with our matches and competitions is of paramount importance to us. We have been closely monitoring the public health situation as it has been evolving in the U.S. and across the entire region,” CONCACAF said in a statement yesterday.The release stated that given the developments, including new guidance issued by countries, cities and states, they have the decision to suspend all football with immediate effect, as they continue to discuss arrangements for other upcoming CONCACAF competitions and will make a further public statement in due course.The Golden Jaguars were set to roar against Barbados in the Land of the Flying Fish on March 24, followed by a return leg at the National Track and Field Centre on March 31.The winners of that encounter will go on to face Trinidad and Tobago for a chance to feature at CONCACAF’s flagship tournament in 2021. Major League Soccer (MLS) also suspended its season for 30 days, while U.S. Soccer cancelled all men’s and women’s national team matches through the end of April.The NBA suspended their season on Wednesday night following two of the league’s players testing positive for the virus.European football had already been greatly impacted, with many games being played behind closed doors before Serie A halted their season. (Rawle Toney)
Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Share Submit Raketech boosts global network with Lead Republik acquisition March 11, 2020 Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO December 12, 2019 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Online affiliate and content marketing company Raketech Group today announced the launch of TVsportguide.de in Germany, marking the fifth region where the company offers its popular TV sports guides. The online site and mobile app will deliver real-time listings of sports broadcasted on German television.TVsportguide.de will deliver a comprehensive guide to the most popular televised sports, enhanced with dedicated sections for the biggest tournaments and added features such as lineups, statistics, results and league tables.Raketech has a strategy of applying established assets into new verticals and geographic regions. The platform joins Raketech’s growing family of online sports TV guides, which includes TVmatchen.nu (Sweden), TVsportguide.com (United Kingdom), TVsporten.dk (Denmark) and TVkampen.com (Norway) both on desktop and mobile applications.Michael Holmberg, Raketech CEO, said: “We are happy to announce TVsportguide.de in time for the football World Cup. The launch of a Raketech product in Germany extends the reach of our content-rich sports media business across Europe and provides new revenue opportunities from gaming companies, television channels and consumer services who want to target an engaged audience of sports fans. “We will continue to explore ways our products can be adapted and implemented in a global market.”With expertise in delivering SEO, online guides, communities and social media products, Raketech has headquarters in the Nordic region and the UK.