Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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$275,000 confidential settlement – stabbing of customer in department store (Miami) starstarstarstarstar

Department stores have a duty to provide reasonable security to its customers.  This is particularly true when the store’s own employees present a threat of harm to the public.  The failure to provide reasonable security and negligent hiring and retention by a department store lead to a serious injury to a customer.

John Elliott Leighton represented a customer in a department store who was stabbed by a man who attacked him without provocation.  Our client survived with resulting scarring.  A confidential settlement of $275,000 was obtained.  The attack was by an employee of the store who was carrying a knife that the store had seen him with.  Even though employees were prohibited from carrying weapons, the store took no action before this attack.  Because Mr. Leighton was able to prove that the store had knowledge of this weapon, the case was resolved in our client’s favor.

 

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