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Georgia Supreme Court Justices Nels Peterson (left) and Sarah Warren. (Photos: John Disney/ALM) Georgia Supreme Court Justices Nels Peterson (left) and Sarah Warren. (Photos: John Disney/ALM)

In what attorneys on both sides of a high court ruling deemed vital guidance in premises liability cases, a divided Georgia Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings allowing a jury to be instructed on landlords’ responsibilities in the case of an apartment complex owner sued after a man was murdered in the parking lot. 

The case ended in a defense verdict that was reversed by the Court of Appeals, and Monday’s opinion does not impact that court’s order directing a new trial on two other issues. 

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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