How’s Bad is the Traffic in Atlanta? It’s bad. Can you believe that motorists in the Atlanta metro area lose about 53 hours every year to congestion? And according to
When is a Settlement Offer Accepted and Binding?
Law school 101: a settlement is reached when an offer is extended and then accepted. It’s what law professors call a “meeting of the minds”. However, sometimes the “meeting of
Can an Argument be Waived on Appeal?
Last year in 2022, we tried three cases to verdict. Very few lawyers are able to say that they are trial lawyers. Even fewer can say that they took three
Act of God Defense: Sunlight?
In a personal injury case arising out of a teen driver hitting a pedestrian and his dog, the trial court properly granted the pedestrian’s motion for summary judgment on the
Dismissal WITH Prejudice Versus Dismissal WithOUT Prejudice
A plaintiff appealed a trial court’s dismissal with prejudice of his negligence action against the defendant that arose from a car accident. The defendant died during the litigation, but the
What Must a Plaintiff Show to Prove Proprietor’s Constructive or Actual Knowledge of a Hazard?
In this slip and fall case, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court erred in finding genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether the property
What Does Negligence Mean?
Every law student is taught in the first year of law school that in order to win a case for “negligence”, the victim has to show four elements: duty, breach,
Does an Electrician Have a Duty to Move Safely in Your Home?
You’ve invited a licensed professional in to your home to fix something with the house. What duty does that professional owe you to prevent injury while in your home? In
Deadlines to Accept a Settlement
The question today is: Did a Georgia trial court err in finding there wasn’t a valid contract in place because an auto accident victim impermissibly circumvented the time limits established
Did a Pool Company have a Duty to Warn a Child at a Pool They Installed?
The Court of Appeals recently ruled that a trial court erred in denying summary judgment to a pool company as testimony that the child would have been noticed in the