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Contractor Reaches $5M Settlement Over Deadly Connecticut Christmas Day Fire

In a lawsuit filed by the father of three children killed in a 2011 house fire, the contractor was accused of not installing a smoke detection system during a renovation project.


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In a lawsuit filed by the father of three children killed in a 2011 house fire, the contractor was accused of not installing a smoke detection system during a renovation project. SSI Staff · January 14, 2015

SSI's Legal Briefing columnist Ken Kirschenbaum discusses a class action lawsuit that claims ADT’s wireless systems are easily hacked by unauthorized third parties. Kirschenbaum warns small electronic security firms that while ADT may prevail in the lawsuit, most companies would be financially hard pressed to defend themselves. Ken Kirschenbaum · January 08, 2015

Crestron and Savant end four years of lawsuits that have disrupted the professional home automation business. The two parties settled out-of-court. Julie Jacobson · December 17, 2014

The complaint by an Illinois resident claims the residential and small-business customers of ADT Security Services "are far less safe than ADT leads them to believe." SSI Staff · November 24, 2014

Tozour Energy Systems is afraid that the bankrupt casino will run out of funds in bankruptcy court and will not pay the more than $250,000 it owes. SSI Staff · September 24, 2014

The Def Jam South president allegedly owes Guardian Professional Security more than $16,000. SSI Staff · September 09, 2014

The former Minnesota Viking has filed a lawsuit against Tyco Int’l, claiming that the firm still owes $3 million for acquiring the security division of Carter Brothers LLC in 2012. SSI Staff · August 19, 2014

ISI Alarms and JVersacio Corp., will pay a combined total of $17,500 for violating Missouri’s no-call and telemarketing laws. SSI Staff · August 05, 2014

In settling with Lutron on three patent-infringement claims, home automation giant Crestron will pay royalties on past and future sales of Infinet lighting controls. By Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2014

Negative publicity about a lawsuit involving one of your competitors in the alarm business not only hurts that company, but damages the electronic security industry’s reputation. Ken Kirschenbaum · March 05, 2014




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