Some recent mall shootings may have Georgia shoppers more hesitant to leave their homes to make holiday purchases. Even though an increase in Internet shopping has reduced business somewhat, retailers are taking shopper safety seriously and taking steps to protect their customers from violence nationwide.
In an incident becoming all too familiar to Atlanta sports fans, a fan died after falling off of a walkway at Candlestick Park in San Francisco during the NFL football game between the 49ers and the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 8. The man fell from a possible dangerous property feature in the elevated walkway. During a recent year in Atlanta, three people have died at the city's stadiums. The latest was a baseball fan who died after falling 85 feet from a fourth-level railing at Turner Field.
A new study reports that many U.S. states, including Georgia, have enacted laws to shield retailers from commercial host liability. As premises liability holds property owners responsible for damages suffered on dangerous property, commercial host liability holds alcohol retailers liable for damages suffered because the retailer sold alcohol illegally. Instances of illegal alcohol sales include selling to minors or to patrons who are already intoxicated.
A Georgia woman was attacked and robbed while in the parking lot of a shopping center. The victim may have been put in danger by inadequate security on the premises.