DEF Institutes Mandatory Work-From-Home Status in Response to COVID-19
"In order to decrease the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the CDC's recommendations to implement the use of social distancing strategies, Drew Eckl & Farnham has made the decision to institute a mandatory work-from -home status for all of our offices starting on March 17.
Despite the closing of our physical offices, we will continue providing our clients with exceptional legal services." ... Continue Reading
Randy Moody and Sean Hannay obtained summary judgment in a case alleging defamation, tortious interference with business relations, tortious interference with contractual relations against a nonprofit adult assistance facility. Plaintiff had alleged a laundry list of claims that DEF defeated with proof or privilege, immunity, good faith, and absence of publication and interference. ... Continue Reading
In a slip & fall claim regarding who is responsible for an injured plaintiff located on an "approach" to a store from a common area parking lot, attorneys Barbara Marschalk and John Stevens successfully defended their retail client. ... Continue Reading
Lisa N. Higgins of Drew Eckl & Farnham in Brunswick recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international retailer in a premises liability case. Judge Randy Hall of the Southern District of Georgia, Statesboro Division, held that in order to establish constructive knowledge, Plaintiff needed not only to show that Defendant failed to implement or follow a reasonable inspection procedure but also that the hazard was on the ground long enough that it could have been discovered had Defendant exercised reasonable care in inspecting the premises. ... Continue Reading
Andrew Horowitz recently received a favorable ruling from the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of a guardrail-installation contractor in a case stemming from a horrific highway accident on Interstate 75 in which two motorists were killed. ... Continue Reading
Jack Reale and Daniel Cheek obtained summary judgment from DeKalb State Court Judge Johnny Panos in a wrongful death case argued on October 5. ... Continue Reading