Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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$1,000,000 settlement – ATM shooting death

ATMs are known as crime magnets, and with good reason.  Because they are usually open 24 hours a day, and dispense cash at the touch of a button, criminals gravitate toward them as a source of quick money.  Although this is an established problem, banks often do relatively little to prevent ATM-related crimes and the violence that often accompanies it.

Two robbers shot and killed a man who had just withdrawn cash from an ATM at midnight.  John Elliott Leighton was brought in to represent the family of this man.  Mr. Leighton litigated this case and determined that the premises failed to meet minimum standards for ATMs. Leighton proved that negligent security was the cause of this man’s death.  A confidential settlement of $1 million was obtained prior to trial, allowing the man’s family a measure of financial security after their terrible loss.

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John Leighton is featured on the cover of Attorney At Law magazine as its "Attorney of the Month".

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