• Simmons v. Prince et al.

    Publication Date: 2017-11-03
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Real Estate
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryburn Ratterree, Philip Thompson (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Britt (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah; Jamie Casino (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0899

    The trial court erred in denying defendant's motion for summary judgment in plaintiff's suit to recover damages for injuries he suffered when he fell through the balusters of a railing that surrounded the front landing of a second-floor apartment because the large gaps between the railing balusters was a static defect of which the plaintiff had equal knowledge.