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Inadequate Premises Security: Are You Risking a $1.2 Million Lawsuit?

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The average award and settlement costs in inadequate security and premises liability cases have grown substantially—now topping $1.2 million. This webinar recording details the growth of premises liability litigation and cover issues of duty, foreseeability, causation, and other vague and complicated factors upon which million-dollar lawsuits frequently hang.

As new risks emerge and existing ones grow more complicated, companies are facing a tougher legal environment with respect to security lawsuits in 2011. 

Through illuminating case studies and case law, this recording examines the hot legal area of premises liability and provide winning strategies to prevent lawsuits alleging inadequate security.

You will get detailed instruction in the mistakes companies make that open them up to lawsuits and protocols and procedures to shield their companies from successful claims.

During this recording, you'll:

  • Hear how to consider prior similar acts and other tests of foreseeability when devising a security defense that can withstand claims of negligence
  • Understand how courts interpret previous crime in terms of proximity, recency, frequency, similarity, and publicity
  • Learn what data you need to understand a “totality of the circumstances” test in lawsuits arising from third-party criminal acts
  • Understand the sources of standards that will be used to suggest you failed to meet your obligation to provide security
  • Understand how far your duty may extend to potential plaintiffs in claims of negligent security
  • Review lessons learned from recent and critical lawsuits
  • Hear specific advice for high litigation risk settings
  • Gain critical advice for avoiding personnel-related lawsuits—such as negligent supervision, hiring, training, and retention
  • Discover litigation trends involving worker’s compensation as exclusive remedy, new torts such as negligent referral, terrorism-related litigation and other causes of action

Featured speaker:

Daniel B KennedyDaniel B. Kennedy, PhD, CPP, CSP
Consulting Forensic Criminologist, Forensic Criminology Associates, Inc.

Daniel B. Kennedy began his career in criminal justice and security administration as a civilian crime analyst with the Detroit Police Department in 1966. Dr. Kennedy also served as a counselor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a probation officer in Detroit, and as a senior administrator of two police academies in southeastern Michigan. Dr. Kennedy has had extensive specialized training in various aspects of criminal behavior, policing operations, corrections operations, and private sector security management. 

For the past twenty years, Dr. Kennedy has developed expertise in forensic criminology: the application of criminological knowledge to matters of immediate concern to various courts of law. Dan practices this specialty in three ways: academic publication, participation in litigation as an expert, and teaching. In addition, he is widely published. Dr. Kennedy evaluates numerous lawsuits concerning premises liability for negligent security in the private sector involving properties both in the U.S. and overseas. He specializes in crime foreseeability issues, appropriate standards of care in the security industry, and analyses of the behavioral aspects of proximate causation.

This webinar was recorded on February 23, 2011
Product ID: 11WS02R

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