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Premises Liability & Negligent Security Litigation
MF&L has extensive experience handling liability claims on behalf of property owners, property managers, retail and other commercial properties, and liability insurers and third-party administrators for those entities. MF&L’s experienced premises liability lawyers provide a full-service representation of the owner, manager, store operator, or other residential, retail, or commercial property in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases arising out of negligent security, slip and fall, or other general liability matters, in all state and federal courts throughout Georgia.
TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE
- Brack v. CPPI of Ga., LLC, 357 Ga. App. 744 (2020): Mr. Rawls and Mr. Bruno obtained summary judgment for a construction general contractor in a suit where one of its subcontractor’s temporary employees asserted a personal injury claim. The trial court found the injured employee was engaged in the subject matter of the GC’s work and, therefore, precluded from suing in tort under Georgia Worker’s Compensation exclusive remedy provision. The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the order and the Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari. Brack v. CPPI of Ga., LLC, 357 Ga. App. 744 (2020) (cert denied June 21, 2021).
- February 2020: Mr. McKinley and Ms. Cameron obtained an affirmance from the Georgia Court of Appeals from a motion for summary judgment that had been granted by the trial court. The Court held that the shooting of a tenant was not causally related to any alleged failure to provide adequate security and that the security measures were reasonable.
- August 2019: Mr. McKinley and Ms. Cameron obtained an order of dismissal for a property owner and manager in a slip and fall case.
- April 2019: Mr. McKinley and Ms. Cameron obtained summary judgment for a property owner and manager in a negligent security case in which the plaintiff claimed that intruders broke into his apartment and shot him, causing serious injury. The Court found that the property provided reasonable security for its residents.
- Finney v. Chandra Business, Inc. (October 2017). Jay Rawls and Richard Bruno obtained a summary judgment for their client, a convenience store operator, in a Bibb County State Court slip and fall case. They successfully argued that the plaintiff failed to point to sufficient evidence that a hazard existed which caused her fall.