Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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Florida’s New Parasailing Law

Florida Statutes Section 327.02, passed in 2014, represents the first law regulating the parasailing industry in the country.  After seven years and numerous attempts, John Leighton and his client, Shannon Kraus, succeeded in helping get this law passed.  Shannon lost her 15 year-old daughter Amber may White in 2007 when she and her sister were […]

Amber May Law passes after 7 years “Parasailing Finally Regulated”

2014 PARASAILING REGULATION AS ENACTED INTO LAW IN FLORIDA Chapter 2014-70 S.B. No. 320 An act relating to commercial and recreational water activities; providing a short title; amending s. 327.02, F.S.; defining terms; amending s. 327.37, F.S.; prohibiting certain commercial and recreational water activities within certain areas; creating s. 327.375, F.S.; requiring the operator of […]

Amber May`s Tragedy

On August 18, 2007, Amber May White, age 15, and her sister Crystal, 17, were on vacation in Pompano Beach, Florida. They decided to go parasailing for the first time in their lives. The resort at which they were staying directed them to the water sports provider at the hotel. Despite warnings from the weather […]

Sign the Petition

Petition in support of the “Amber May Law” I/We request and support a law in favor of regulating the parasailing industry to prevent tragedies like the one that took the life of Amber May White, and support the “Amber May Law” so other families do not have to bury their loved ones who made the […]

The Amber May Law

Mr. Leighton provides clients with extensive experience in the area of Resort Torts, including cruise ship, maritime, and violent crime/negligent premises security. Among his cases is the high-profile parasailing death in Pompano Beach, Florida, in which the mother of 15-year-old Amber May White filed a negligence lawsuit against the parasail operators and the resort where […]



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 featured on the cover of South Florida Legal Guide

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

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