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Assumption of the Risk: Alive and Well in Premises Liability Actions in Georgia

Summer 2012Article
Georgia Defense Lawyer

Those who own or manage real property in the state of Georgia received good news with the recent Supreme Court of Georgia case Landings Association, Inc. v. Williams, S11G1263, S11G1277 (June 18, 2012). The Supreme Court of Georgia has made a clear pronouncement that where a person of normal intelligence and faculties can perceive a risk of injury, a plaintiff’s failure to do so equates to assumption of the risk and can support summary judgment in favor of the defendant.