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$1,000,000 Settlement – Teenager Mistaken for Burglar, Killed by Police (Federal Rights Case)

John Elliott Leighton recovered $1,000,000 and policy changes against a police department following the death of a college student.  The young man was shot and killed by a police officer who mistakenly thought he was a burglar.  The police department violated some of its own procedures, and as part of the settlement agreed to create new policies and training procedures for officers to prevent this type of tragedy. Mr. Leighton filed a federal civil rights case on behalf of the parents of this fine young man. Estate of A.B. v City of X.

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John Leighton appears on CNN to comment on proposed parasailing safety regulations.

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John Leighton appears on NBC's "Today" show as part of his representation of the family of Amber May White, who was killed in a parasailing tragedy.

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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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John Leighton's 2 volume book Litigating Premises Security Cases.

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