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Potentially negligent security leads to local death

A man may have died as a result of a reckless or negligent security guard in Cobb County, Georgia. The security guard allegedly shot one man and injured another during a recent shooting. The shooting occurred in Austell, Georgia. Witnesses told responding police officers that the shooter was a security guard. They stated that the security guard shot one man after the two of them got into a fight. The other victim was injured by a stray bullet. The police found the victims in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

Class-action status sought for exploding-toilet lawsuit

A claim has been lodged against the maker of a toilet-flushing mechanism in the form of a lawsuit regarding exploding toilets. The claim asks for $5 million in damages. The malfunctioning toilets have been recalled by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission. However, premises liability claims suits could ensue if any property owners have the defective toilets on the property and don't fix them.The defective toilets have led to 14 reports of lacerations and other injuries. One victim had to have 14 stitches as a result of an exploding toilet. The Flushmate III Pressure-Assist is the model that is subject to recall, and over 2 million of the products have been sold in the United States. The defective toilets have a water conservation device that causes the problem. The defective system involves products manufactured in 1997 through 2008.

Georgia Dome officials deny liability in man's falling death

A man died this week after he fell 45 feet from an upper deck of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, leaving his family with a potential claim for premises liability. The accident occurred during a football game between the University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University. It was only one day after another football fan died in a fall at a stadium in Houston, Texas. The accident victim was 20 years old. Witnesses stated that they saw the man drinking at the stadium before he fell over a railing. After he fell, Georgia Dome emergency medical technicians were called to the scene. The victim struck another fan when he fell, causing the second man to sustain facial lacerations.

Football fans sue NFL team for premises liability claim

Two football fans have filed a premises liability complaint after they were injured in the parking lot during a game last year. The game in San Francisco, California, was between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. One victim was beaten unconscious by unruly fans while the other one was shot four times while attempting to give aid to the unconscious fan. The victims are filing their premises liability claim against the San Francisco 49ers and the security company that provides security for the parking lot area. The claim alleges that the parking lot was unsafe and that the team and security company had the duty to provide an environment that was free of fighting, gang activity and aggressive tactics of fans.

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