NEWARK, NJ - Jamie Schare Friedland, the widow of Dustin Friedland, who was killed in the December carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the mall’s owners and security company as well as the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad.
The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount in damages, blaming the mall for providing inadequate security, the security company for failing to provide protection, and the rescue squad for taking too long to get there.
It is estimated that the ambulance took about twenty minutes to arrive on the scene, and then could not fit into the garage, slowing response further.
Friedland died at Morristown Medical Center at 11:45 p.m., approximately two hours and 45 minutes after the shooting.
The four men arrested and charged with Friedland's death: Karif Ford, 31, Basim Henry, 32, and Kevin Roberts, 35 of Newark; and Hanif Thompson, 29, of Irvington, have all pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.