• RSFPITTSGA, LLC v. Schiess

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carrie Christie, Ann Potente, (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shaun Cade, (Cade Law, PC), Atlanta, Darl Champion, (The Champion Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1228

    Material Issues of Fact Existed as to Whether Restaurant Owner Had Superior Knowledge of Trip-and-Fall Hazard

  • Ingles Markets, Inc. v. Seymour

    Publication Date: 2020-11-03
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Scarbrough, Rachel Reed, Amy Buzby, (Mabry & McClelland, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Carter, (Attorney at Law), Hartwell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1453

    Court affirms denial of premises owner's motion for summary judgment in a slip and fall case due to open issues of fact

  • Watson v. Dana

    Publication Date: 2020-10-16
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Rhodes, (Hunter Rhodes LLC), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Mayers, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1352

    Questions of Fact Exist as to Rental Home Owner's Responsibility for Maintaining the Yard and Her Constructive Knowledge of Hazard That Caused Injury

  • ABH Corporation et al. v. Montgomery

    Publication Date: 2020-10-13
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Luskin, (Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson LLP), Atlanta, Elissa Haynes, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Vicky Templeton, Powder Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0854

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment in a premises liability action where property owner did not have superior knowledge of criminal activity

  • Valdosta State University, et al. v. Davis

    Publication Date: 2020-09-16
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Boyter, Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Welsh, (Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1036

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment for a property owner where the plaintiff had equal knowledge of an open and obvious hazard that led to her injuries

  • Allen v. ABM Aviation, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-25
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keith Foster, (The Foster Firm LLC), Atlanta, Ralph Goldberg, (Goldberg & Cuvillier, P.C.), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Yamisi James, Roger Harris, (Swift, Currie McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Angela Tartline, (Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin LLC), Atlanta, Grant Tall, (Bader Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0903

    Court affirms summary judgment for defendant in a slip and fall case where all evidence pointed to plaintiff's equal knowledge of the hazard

  • Langley v. MP Spring Lake, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, Matthew Gebhardt, (Gebhardt Law Firm), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacob Daly, (Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0193

    Court adopts Georgia Supreme Court opinion and reverses trial court in favor of a landlord in a premises liability action that was not barred by a limitation in a lease agreement

  • Macon-Bibb County v. Kalaski

    Publication Date: 2020-06-01
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Duke Groover, Lauren Schultz, Christopher Conley, (James Bates Brannan Groover, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Dozier, (Dozier Law Firm, LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0412

    Court rules that Macon-Bibb County is entitled to sovereign immunity against an injured party's premises liability cause of action

  • Mercer University v. Stofer, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-05
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Trulock, Alan Payne, (Bendin Sumrall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ranse Partin, Davis Popper, (Conley Griggs Partin LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1515

    After Concertgoer's Fatal Injury at University's Free Concert, University Is Entitled to Immunity From Suit Under Recreational Property Act

  • Ermert v. Wildwood At Meadow Gate Homeowners Association, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-03-26
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Groff, (Attorney at Law), Snellville, William Tinkler, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Melissa Segel, Nelofar Agharahimi, Emily Marshall, (Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Samantha Mandell, Michael Kendall, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2342

    Court affirms summary judgment for property owner in slip-and-fall case where injured party could not establish property owner's knowledge of the hazard