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August 2012 Archives

'Desperate' lawsuit? Woman sues TV star over fall on stairs

Felicity Huffman, known for her work on the TV show "Desperate Housewives," and her actor husband William H. Macy have been sued by a woman because of an alleged slip and fall injury that she sustained while in the famous couple's home. The victim claims that she slipped because there was a dangerous condition on the couple's staircase. The complaint sites that the staircase that caused the accident was dirty and poorly maintained. The complaint also alleges that Huffman and Macy should have known of the existence of the dangerous conditions present that caused the victim to suffer her injury. The victim claims that she sustained a serious injury and she is suing in excess of $25,000 to cover her lost wages, medical expenses and other damages.

Judge: national park staff not liable for fatal goat attack

A very complicated area of premises liability law here in Atlanta and throughout the country is that which involves animals, especially wild animals. When someone is injured or killed by a wild animal on private property, the property owner or manager may or may not be responsible for the incident.

Debate over trampoline park safety grows louder

Last year, Atlanta got its first indoor trampoline arena. Trampoline parks are a growing industry and they have popped up in cities all over the country in recent years. However, the safety of these parks is being called into question as numerous lawsuits have been filed in the aftermath of patrons suffering severe injuries on the trampolines.

Tenant's dog attacks pregnant woman outside her apartment building

Each day, around 16,000 people in the U.S., including in Georgia, receive emergency medical treatment for dog bites. Many such dog bites occur on rental properties. This may be because the tenants live in close proximity to one another and their pets.

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