Achievements & Results

Melissa Bailey and Fred Valz Win Summary Judgment for Restaurant Client in Premises Liability Suit

Melissa Bailey and Fred Valz won summary judgment on a premises liability claim for their restaurant client.  The plaintiff claimed that he slipped and fell on defective anti-skid strips on the restaurant’s entryway ramp.  The Superior Court of Cobb County ruled that plaintiff failed to show the existence of a hazardous condition and also failed to prove the restaurant’s knowledge of the alleged hazard posed by the strips.  Since the premises liability claim failed on the merits, so did the claims for negligent hiring and retention, resulting in a complete dismissal of the lawsuit.