This case involves the alleged improper wiring of cable and security systems in a residential apartment building. The defendant security system provider installed a particular cable and telephone provider in several apartments in the building before switching to a new cable system. When the new cable system was installed, the defendants were tasked with rewiring the security system with the new cable system. Less than a week after the defendants finished the system rewire, a fire broke out in one of the apartments with the cable system in question. The security system never automatically alerted authorities for emergency assistance as it was designed to do. As a result, the fire killed 15 people and injured at least 30 more. It was alleged that the defendants failed to properly run the cable line through the security system, and failed to test the security system after cable installation. An expert in cable installation and security was sought to opine on best practices for installing cable and security systems.