The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge who cleared the foundation that buys and builds facilities for the University System of Georgia of liability in the death of a Savannah State University student who was gunned down at the Student Union in 2015.   

The Oct. 13 opinion said that, despite doing some maintenance work and having full access to the Student Union, the University System of Georgia Foundation—which owns about 166 properties statewide—qualifies as an “out of possession landlord” and cannot be held liable for the negligence and nuisance claims filed by the parents of Christopher Starks.