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$500K Verdict Hits Homeowner for House Guest Injured in Deck Collapse

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 13, 2017 8:11:04 AM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday awarded $500,000 to a woman who shattered her leg in a house deck collapse, after they found the home’s owner largely responsible for the crash and cleared the property manager of responsibility. Conover v. Three Options Realty, 16A59190.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Conover v. Martin and 3 Options Realty

$3.5M Verdict Blasts Nightclub at Trial Over Shooting That Injured 2 Patrons

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 29, 2017 11:59:21 PM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors awarded a total of $3.5 million earlier this month to a pair of Georgia women shot outside a Stone Mountain-area nightclub.Canaday v. Jay’s Place Sports Bar & Lounge, Inc., 13-A47164-3, Johnson v. Jay’s Place Sports Bar & Lounge, Inc., 13-A-47165-3.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Canaday v. Jay's Place

FL Jury Awards $1.1M for Student's Back-Breaking Fall From Rental Home's Deck

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 21, 2017 10:25:20 AM

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Jacksonville, FL—Jurors Tuesday found a North Florida landlord largely responsible for the broken back a college student suffered in a fall from a rental home’s deck, and awarded more than $1.1 million for her injuries.Fournier v. Derazi, 2013CA010759. 

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, Fournier v. Derazi

Rickety Railing Caused Fall That Broke College Student's Back, Atty Says as Trial Begins Against Florida Landlord

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 13, 2017 10:33:47 AM

Mark Avera says a deck railing in poor condition led to the fall that fractured Amanda Fournier's spine. 


Jacksonville, FL—A rental home’s rickety deck railing caused the fall that fractured a University of North Florida student’s spine, an attorney for the student said Tuesday as trial opened against the property’s owner.Fournier v. Derazi, 2013CA010759.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, Fournier v. Derazi

Settlement Halts Slip and Fall, TBI Trial Against Shopping Plaza Just Before Closings

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 29, 2016 11:28:17 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL—A former realtor settled her suit against the Florida property owner and painting company she said were responsible for the fall on a shopping plaza ramp that allegedly caused her traumatic brain and spinal injuries, shortly before closing arguments were expected to begin in the trial. Sumner v. Lantana Palm Beach Retail, et al., 2010CA11199.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Negligence, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sumner v. Lantana Palm Beach Retail