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Court of Appeals Reverses in Tractor-Trailer Accident Case

Most cases of negligence feature only a single defendant whose conduct is at issue. However, there are instances when the independent negligent conduct of multiple third parties leads to a single injury, and such cases can create confusion for assigning liability. This type of predicament is featured in a recent case from the Georgia Court…

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Court of Appeals Reverses in Sexual Assault Negligence Suit

Although many organizations seek and openly welcome volunteer support, a recent decision from the Georgia Court of Appeals, Allen v. Zion Baptist Church of Braselton, shows that one should always be cautious about those who offer their time. In Allen, the Court of Appeals needed to determine whether it was appropriate for the trial court…

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Court of Appeals Affirms Decision Denying Determination of Apportionment in Motor Vehicle Accident Case

Although cases involving employer liability based on either direct or vicarious theories of tort law are far from uncommon, the Georgia Court of Appeals recently rendered a decision concerning a novel issue regarding employer liability and O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33 (c) of Georgia’s Apportionment Statute. The case, Zaldivar
 v.
 Prickett (PDF-downloadable link), dealt with whether a defendant…

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