Premises Liability

As promised, we are following up on Georgia’s recent billion-dollar verdict. After some thorough investigation, there is good news to report. In effect, the defendant security company did NOT have a law firm defending it, and the case was tried essentially in a default procedural posture. Oddly, this information was …

In the past few years, we have seen the value of verdicts in Georgia – especially in metro-Atlanta – rapidly increase. Well, the trend continues on steroids as a Clayton County jury yesterday returned the most shocking verdict on a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia (and likely US) history: $1,000,000,000! …

Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision in Prioleu v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc. (074040) in which it addressed the mode-of-operation rule and its application to a fall in a fast food restaurant. Significantly, the Court clarified that mode-of-operation applies only to situations where the customer foreseeably serves …