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May 2014

The 11th Circuit Rules that a Work Related Injury Caused by Work Related Stress is not Cognizable under Federal Law in most cases

workers-for-may-25-blog.jpgThis is a case from the 11th Circuit that addresses The Jones Actwhich provides a cause of action in negligence for, “a seaman,” personally injured, “in the course of employment,” 46 U.S.C. § 30104. This case also addresses, at the trial court level, the theory of Comparative Negligence that was discussed in my blog post yesterday about Comparative Negligence under Georgia Law.

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$ 4M in Damages Reduced to $ 3M in Tractor-Trailer Death for Comparative Negligence on the part of the Deceased in Georgia

collision-for-blog-may-24.jpgOn December 4, 2010, an elderly woman, Martha Edins, was attempting to merge from the Airport Loop onto 1-285 in Georgia when she ran into a tractor-trailer that had stopped in the roadway a few minutes earlier, and Ms. Edins was killed in the collision. Edins’ adult children subsequently brought an action against the trucking company and the driver of the truck for the wrongful death of their mother.

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Parents of a Young Woman Killed on a Railroad Track Film Set Sue Rock Star Gregg Allman for Wrongful Death and Punitive Damages

railroad-tracks-for-blog-may-23.jpgRock star Gregg Allman was recently filming a movie about his life after a film crew member, Sarah Elizabeth Jones, age 27, died, and several other film crew members were injured on the set. The set was taking place on a train track and rail way trestle owned by Rayonier Performance Fibers, who gave permission to use the property. The owner of the railroad, CSX Transportation, Inc., did not, however, give permission and the complaint brought by the Plaintiff’s allege that the film crew was never aware of this fact.

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Teacher Bullies and Assaults Student and Receives “Time Off”

school-with-bars-for-may-19-blog.jpgWhen we send our children to school in Atlanta, Georgia we expect a safe environment. We are all afraid of another student bullying our children. We know the bullies are out there and some of us may have been bullied ourselves as children by other kids. What happens, however, when it is the teacher that is the bully? Unfortunately, schools can claim sovereign (i.e. state) immunity in cases in which students are harmed at school, and when it comes to a teacher bullying a student, the law doesn’t appear to have much sympathy; yet.

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A Tragic Accident in Douglasville, Georgia leaves a 4 year old Boy dead after Being Run Over in the family’s Driveway by his Grandfather

t2.jpgWednesday night, shortly after 8 p.m., the grandfather of a four (4) year old was backing out of the family’s driveway in Douglasville, Georgia when he accidentally ran over and killed his four (4) year old grandson, Messiah Huiel, in a tragic accident. It was reported that the grandfather, Robert Lee Huiel, did not see the boy due to thelow-light and rainy conditions. First responders on the scene tried to revive the boy with CPR before taking him to Wellstar Douglas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Georgia Couple who Lost their Daughter due to a GM Vehicle Defect file a New Lawsuit Claiming the Company Lied

product-liability-photo-may-16-2014.jpgA Georgia couple, the Meltons, who lost their daughter in a fatal car crash due to a faulty ignition switch and who settled with General Motors Co (GM) last year, have filed a new lawsuit against the automaker claiming that the company fraudulently concealed evidence and allowed a company representative to lie under oath about the facts of the case. The couple claim that they would not have settled their lawsuit had they known the truth about critical evidence that was concealed, and that a representative of the company committed perjury by failing to disclose critical information about the defects.

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