Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Supreme Court finds for gated community owner in gator case

This week, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in favor of a gated community in a case involving the death of a woman who was attacked by an alligator. The woman's heirs argued that the community didn't undertake reasonable steps to prevent people from being attacked and killed by alligators on its property. However, the Court held that the woman had knowledge that alligators were present in the community and in nearby lagoons and therefore, she had as much knowledge as the community did. For this reason, they upheld the community's motion for summary judgment.

Read more about this story at the AJC's website.