CONVENIENCE STORE/ RESTAURANT/ BAR/ CLUB CASES
Tubbs v. Holmes Convenience Corporation – Customer was shot in the back and carjacked while in convenience store parking lot. Case settled for $750,000.
Ferrell v. Mikula and Ruby Tuesday – Two sisters were wrongfully arrested and detained by off-duty police officer working security. Case settled for confidential amount [Ferrell v. Mikula and Ruby Tuesday, 295 Ga. App. 326 (2009)].
Asbell v. BP Oil – Store employees were robbed and shot in convenience stores by unknown robbers. One died while the other survived. Cases appealed. [Asbell v. BP Oil, 230 Ga. App. 700 (1998)]
Galan v. T-RAE (Buddy’s Food Store) – Customer was robbed and shot while putting gas in his car at a convenience store. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Alfred v. Right Stuff Food Stores – Customer was assaulted, robbed, kidnapped and shot at a convenience store while using the pay phone outside by an unknown assailant. When Plaintiff tried to escape he was struck by a bullet in his back paralyzing him. Case appealed, 241 Ga. App. 338 (1999)
Doe v. RTM Restaurant Group, Inc., et al. (Hardee’s) – Woman was attacked in the bathroom of a Hardee’s by an ex-employee who had been loitering on the property and exhibiting bizarre and threatening behavior. Case was settled during litigation (confidential).
Botsford v. International Follies (Cheetah Club) – Guests were shot, two were injured and one died by 2 underage club goers who were rejected from entering, so they returned to their car and fired shots into the others waiting at the entrance. Case settled for $1,000,000.
Knudson v. Lenny’s – Husband and wife were at a bar where an underage male assaulted the husband with a beer bottle causing severe facial nerve damage. [Knudson v. Lenny’s, 202 Ga. App. 85 (1991)]
Ford v. Jazzy T’s – Two brothers were both shot in the parking lot of a strip club and pool hall by an unknown gunman after leaving the club because of an argument inside. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Gooden v. Royal Peacock – Young woman attacked by patron causing severe facial laceration. Case settled for confidential amount.
- Premises Liability
- Serious Violent Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Unsafe Apartments
- Unsecure Hotels/ Motels
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