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Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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    Confidential Settlement – Resort Guest Raped in Hotel Room (Central Florida)

    A woman attending a convention at a major resort hotel was raped inside her room while she slept.  The woman went to bed after thinking she had closed the hotel room door.  Another guest at the hotel was walking along the hallway where the woman was staying.  He was seen pushing on doors.  When he pushed on the door which door opened.  He entered, got into bed with our client, and had sex with her.  When he was discovered he quickly left.  Security was called and the man was apprehended (and ultimately convicted of sexual battery and imprisoned).

    John Leighton retained investigators and forensic engineers to evaluate the safety and security of the resort.  Testing of the hotel room door revealed that the self latching mechanism that automatically closes hotel room doors was not operating correctly.  The door would close so it appeared latched but it would not fully latch.  The hotel had failed to properly maintain its guest room doors in violation of industry standards, which had allowed an intruder to enter the room and rape our client.  Mr. Leighton obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of the victim of this terrible crime.


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