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December 2016 Archives

Ikea settles lawsuit over tipping dressers

Georgia shoppers who have purchased furniture from Ikea may be interested to learn that the company agreed to pay $50 million to several families on Dec. 21. According to the report, the company was sued after three children were killed when Ikea dressers crushed them after tipping over.

Injured inspector awarded $2M after falling off ladder

Georgia employees may be interested to learn that a worker who was injured while on a client's property was awarded $2 million after he fell off a ladder that was provided by the client. The worker, who filed the case in San Luis Obispo County in California, had attempted to settle before going to trial.

Wrongful death case still pending in 2015 Georgia fire

In Georgia, news sources report that one civil court case is now closed following the Marshall Square retirement community fire of 2015 but that 14 additional lawsuits remain pending. The parties involved in the property damage lawsuit, which is one of 15 lawsuits that have been filed in connection with the deadly incident, reached a last-minute settlement on Dec. 1. Although few additional details have been released, the settlement was reportedly a "big win" for the plaintiff in this particular case.

The dangers of parking lots during the holiday season

At this time of year, it is easy to get distracted. Aside from your usual responsibilities, you probably have guests arriving, food to prepare and lots of shopping to do. Like many people, you may feel as if you are constantly in a hurry. At times like this, it's easy to let your guard down.

Assaults at ATMs and night deposit boxes

It is unfortunately common for robberies and violent crimes to take place at night deposit boxes and ATMs in Georgia. While banks know that crimes tend to happen around these facilities, some fail to do anything to improve the safety of their customers who use them. People may then be seriously injured or even killed while they are visiting them.

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