Sued Over Student Stabbing: Evolv, Integrator, and School
For the first time, Evolv is being sued. While Evolv has been investigated for lawsuits in the past, none resulted in action. But now a student who was stabbed by a knife that Evolv failed to detect is suing.
While contracts commonly include waivers for any liabilities, this suit is important because it goes beyond standard liability protections by alleging that Evolv is "defective," "unreasonably dangerous," and lied about performance.
It raises questions about liability for partners when Evolv misses weapons. Integrators rarely get sued, but in this case, the student is suing both Evolv and its local security integrator.
In this report, we examine the lawsuit, the evidence against Evolv, the student's claims, and how this impacts integrators.