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Martin v. Six Flags Over Georgia – Young man attacked by large gang outside the amusement park. On November 20, 2013, Cobb County jury returned verdict of $35 Million, believed to be the largest verdict in a Premises Liability case in Georgia. See Dec. 3, 2013 blog post for more details.

Hawthorne v. Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games – 1996 Olympic Park Bombing case. Eric Rudolph killed Alice Hawthorne and injured 45 other people with a pipe bomb. Case was resolved after 8 years of litigation, including appeals to the Georgia Supreme Court. [see Hawthorne v. ACOG, 273 Ga.113 (2000); Hawthorne v. ACOG, 261 Ga. App. 895 (2003); ACOG v. Hawthorne, 278 Ga. 116 (2004)];

Grier v. Kroger – Female customer was abducted in front of the 24-hour supermarket, gang raped twice, then kidnapped to Florida. Case settled (confidential) for victim’s demand during trial.

Kim v. AMF Bowling Centers, Inc. – Male customer was abducted from defendant’s parking lot (Fair Lanes Gwinnett) and murdered. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Alvarez v. Atlanta Motor Speedway – Spectator was abducted, raped and murdered in an empty corporate suite by a food vendor employee. Case settled (confidential) before suit was filed.

Doe v. MARTA – Female passenger was attacked and sexually assaulted in a MARTA station elevator in downtown Atlanta. Case settled (confidential) before a lawsuit was filed.

Clements v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. – Female passenger was sexually assaulted in the Greyhound bus station baggage storage area by a baggage handler. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Burgess v. Georgia State Theatres, Inc. – Female cleaning person was attacked in a movie theatre by an unknown assailant while she was cleaning the theatre. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

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I have seen Gilbert Deitch in every capacity as a lawyer. I have opposed him in premises liability cases, used him as a consultant and seen his work as a trial lawyer

Gino Brogdon, Former Judge
Fulton County Superior Court

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