“Act of God” No Defense in Truck Killing Pedestrian Case

A Georgia jury took 40 minutes to decide that an insurance company was responsible in a fatal truck-pedestrian personal injury lawsuit and awarded the victim’s family $21 million. The insurance company argued that the crash was an Act of God, and therefore, they weren’t legal (or financially) responsible. But U.S. District Court Judge Richard W…. read more

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Is a loft bed an “open and obvious condition”?

August 17, 2020 In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A20A1036. VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY, et al. v. DAVIS. College is a time when many kids first encounter the responsibilities of adulthood. As this case shows, this is not always as easy as falling out of a bed. I’ll take the top bunk Davis, the Defendant,… read more

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Three Killed in Recent Tractor-Trailer on I-75 Accident Near Marietta

Three people were killed recently when the car they were in was hit by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75, just north of North Marietta Parkway. Marietta Police say that a 2009 Nissan Rogue was stopped in the center lane of I-75 northbound just before 6AM when it was struck by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver… read more

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Is it for the jury, or the court, to determine whether or not a plaintiff had “equal knowledge” of a hazard?

July 31, 2020 In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A20A0903. ALLEN v. ABM AVIATION, INC. Is it for the jury, or the court, to determine whether or not a plaintiff had “equal knowledge” of a hazard, and whether or not the Defendant took proper care to warn of a danger on its property in… read more

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