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Premises Liability Law in Florida: Can Negligent Security Cause Burglary?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

A recent Newsweek report about a burglary in Florida may be amusing to read, but it raises questions about negligent security in premises liability law. If a burglar broke into your home in Florida, can an apartment complex management company and/or the security firm hired by the management company be held responsible for your… Read More »

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When Negligent Security Measures Lead to Injury or Death

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Generally speaking, every property owner is under a duty to ensure that his/her property is safe from conditions that may cause injury to visitors to the property. This means that a property owner must routinely monitor the property and, if such a condition is found, take the necessary steps to correct the condition and… Read More »

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How the Commission of Crime Helps Your Negligence Case

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Crimes are an unfortunate reality that touches everyone to some extent, and more unfortunately, victims and bystanders are often caught up in the illegal activity, sustaining serious injury. Certainly, the actual offenders are liable for any harm a third-party may suffer, but other individuals and businesses may also be liable for providing negligent security… Read More »

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One Tragic Example of How Negligent Security Practices Can Devastate Lives

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Negligent security is not an issue people generally want to consider. Instead, everyone wants to feel safe as they go about their daily lives. Feeling safe generally means believing one is secure at home, work and when visiting stores and businesses as a customer. Many businesses, in an effort to protect employees and the… Read More »

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What Qualifies as Negligent Security and Is the Company Legally Responsible for Injuries?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Security is an issue for everyone. No one wants to feel unsafe, but what can a person do if a company provides negligent security? While today’s technology does make it possible to obtain all of life’s necessities from home, few would enjoy living this way, and most people actively seek opportunities to engage with… Read More »

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What Is the Responsibility of Property Owners to Provide Adequate Security?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

With all of the threats facing the world today, both homegrown and foreign, concerns about the effectiveness and adequacy of security provided by the government and private companies are on the minds of everyone. Feeling secure when out in public and frequenting businesses is crucial to a society’s ability to function freely, and now… Read More »

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A Duty to Protect: How Safe Is the Security?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

When a person is in their own home, they know what the security features are and can actively check to make sure they functioning properly and determine whether they actually provide additional safety. Outside of the home, however, assuming security measures are even present, it is not necessarily possible to verify their adequacy, which… Read More »

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Convenience Stores and Security Liability

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

How often do you run down to your local convenience store to pick up a gallon of milk or satisfy your midnight craving for a snack? According to the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, there are more than 135,000 convenience stores operating within the United States and they collectively attract more than a million visitors… Read More »

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Preventing and Managing a Retail Credit Card Breach

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Christmas time is here and stores are filled with holiday shoppers who are searching the perfect gifts and spending their hard-earned dollars. During the 2013 holiday shopping season, the spirit of giving was interrupted by one of the largest security breaches in retail history. What started with one major retailer expanded to include several… Read More »

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Recent Tragedy Calls Attention to Nightclub Liability

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

When opening a nightclub, owners must take specific precautions to protect their patrons, employees and members of the public who may be in the vicinity. In legal terms, this is referred to as a duty of care, and when that duty is breached, owners may be held liable for damages. A Miami nightclub was… Read More »

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