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“Resort Torts: Vacation, Resort & Recreational Liability” Seminars Are a HIT in Orlando & Miami [May 7, 2010] starstarstarstarstar

05-07-2010

On April 29 in Orlando, Florida and on May 6 in Miami, John Elliott Leighton presented  “Resort Torts: Vacation, Resort, and Recreational Liability” to Central and South Florida lawyers, instructing them on the potential liabilities at resort and recreational locations, as well as tactics and case law for prosecuting such matters.  Topics covered included premises liability law, CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, “BUI” (boating under the influence), alcohol intoxication, and the myriad duties and potential liabilities of hotels, resorts, amusement and theme parks, cruise lines, bars, and nightclubs.

“When vacationing, we are by nature less attentive to dangers because we are often in a new place,
distracted by amusements and sights, and are focused on enjoying the surroundings,” said Mr. Leighton, Managing Partner of Leighton Law, P.A., a personal injury law firm with offices in Miami and Orlando. “Owners of hotels and resorts, golf resorts, amusement and theme parks, etc. are bound by law to keep their premises safe and free from obstruction or danger, and must display timely and clear notice of any danger that could be unknown to a guest.”

The Orlando Seminar was hosted by the Orange County Bar Association and moderated by Kevin Cannon of the Law Office of Kevin Cannon, P.A. The Miami seminar was moderated by Brenda B. Shapiro, Managing Partner of The Law Offices of Brenda B. Shapiro, LLC. The seminars were free of charge and provided 5.5 General CLE credits including 4 toward Civil Trial Law.

Resort Torts Press Release 2010
Resort Torts Paper – April 2010