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When the Misconduct is Not Foreseeable, Can the Medical Provider be Held Responsible?

September 28, 2017 BY Christina Jay | General Liability

Recently, there have been a slew of stories in the media highlighting instances involving sexual assault while a patient is under anesthesia or sedated. Many of these stories involve medical doctors, dentists, or anesthesiologists who committed these heinous crimes against their own patients. ... Continue Reading

Don't Blame Me, Blame My Boss: When an Employer is Liable for an Employee's Acts

January 03, 2017 BY Christina Jay | Workers Compensation

As a general rule in Georgia, under the doctrine of respondeat superior, an employer is liable for injuries to another proximately resulting from the acts of an employee committed within the scope of his or her employment. ... Continue Reading

"I didn't see it coming." - When a crime is not foreseeable, the premises owner is not liable

December 01, 2015 BY Christina Jay | General Liability

Generally, premises owners face liability for criminal violence on a property when it is reasonably foreseeable. This is because ... Continue Reading

A hard rain's a-gonna fall: Hail damage, appraisal, and Lam V. Allstate

November 03, 2014 BY Christina Jay | Insurance and Reinsurance Law

he appraisal process provides a mechanism by which homeowners and insurance companies may quickly and relatively inexpensively resolve disputes ... Continue Reading

Knowledge Is Power: Proceed With Caution (In Premises Liability Cases)

March 02, 2014 BY Christina Jay | General Liability

It is well known that "[w]here an owner or occupier of land, by express or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley
(Editor-in-chief)

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