Posted by H. Lee Pruett
Sometimes companies throw parties at which someone gets hurt. And, of course, when people get hurt, they often look to blame someone else, especially the deep pocket. In January, the Georgia Court of Appeals rendered a decision which should be of interest to attorneys who may have occasion to represent such a company. In B-T Two, Inc. v. Bennett, Case No. A10A1716 (Ga. Ct. App., Jan. 27, 2011), the Court considered whether the defendant, doing business as Buffalo’s Cafe, was entitled to summary judgment in a case where one of its employees assaulted the plaintiff at a party sponsored by the defendant company.