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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 Amber May was killed. Amber May died while parasailing from head trauma along with internal injuries, sustained when she crashed into a building when the parasail on which she was riding snapped. Amber May’s sister Crystal also suffered head injuries in this tragedy. Mr. Leighton and the girls’ mother, Shannon Kraus, have spearheaded legislative efforts to bring some regulation to this rogue industry. His efforts in Tallahassee have resulted in the passage of the first law in the United States regulating the parasailing industry in 2014 (Florida Statutes section 327.02).

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Parasailing safety regulations.

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

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Today Show with John

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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Cover story: Leighton Crusader for Safety

John Leighton featured on the cover of South Florida Legal Guide

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Publications

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

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