Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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$1,500,000 confidential settlement – inadequate college security starstarstarstarstar

Leighton Law’s John Elliott Leighton obtained a $1,500,000 confidential settlement for the family of a college student murdered at the school’s dormitory. The case was based on inadequate security in failing to protect residents on the campus. Leighton alleged that the school violated federal statutes in disclosure of crime, as well as in failing to provide reasonable security to its students.

College students are a particularly vulnerable population.  People come and go on college campuses. They are transient.  They are trusting.  Nobody thinks twice about seeing someone who is new, or someone walking around campus or in dormitories.  A college campus requires specific security, which was sadly lacking here.  Our client’s son was taken much too soon and this senseless crime resulted in some measure of security for this wonderful family.

Leighton Law will continue to bring cases against schools and institutions who fail to provide reasonable security for our children.  Whether they are school age or college age, students are vulnerable to violent crime and deserve protection.

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