Couch v. Red Roof Inns, Inc.

July 17, 2012

Court: Georgia Supreme Court – Personal Injury Case – case summary on 7/9/12:

The plaintiff in this case suffered a violent attack by unknown criminal assailants while staying in a hotel and subsequently brought suit against the owner of the hotel for failing to keep the premises safe.   Upon review, the Supreme Court found: (1) the jury is allowed to apportion damages among the property owner and the criminal assailant and (2) instructions or a special verdict form requiring such apportionment would not violate the plaintiff’s constitutional rights.

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