Georgia Federal Judge Denies Summary Judgment In Slip-And-Fall Case

(October 16, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — Citing the existence of material fact issues, a Georgia federal judge on Oct. 14 denied a request for summary judgment by Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which stands accused of negligence in connection with a patron’s slip-and-fall accident (Deacon Hopkins-Bey v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., No. 14-271, N.D. Ga.).

(Decision available. Document #77-151028-006Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. of the Northern District of Georgia, contrary to the restaurant chain’s assertions, it is unclear whether plaintiff Deacon Hopkins-Bey was a “mere licensee” at...
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