More Than 200 Successful Crime Victim Cases in 30 Years
Olvera v. Princeton Properties – Tenant’s visitor shot during robbery attempt in apartment parking lot, causing permanent arm injury. Case settled for confidential amount.
Kingsberry v. Simpson Housing (Gramercy Buckhead Apartments) – Tenant’s visitor was shot to death during break-in and robbery of apartment. Case settled for confidential amount.
Reed v. Covington Housing Authority – Sister of tenant shot to death by another tenant. October, 2010 jury trial resulted in verdict of $1.35 Million.
Grobman v. Bethany Group, et al. (Alden Ridge Apartments) – Taxi driver was lured to property to be robbed and was shot to death in the parking lot. Case settled for $1.25 Million [Bethany Group v. Grobman, 315 Ga. App. 298 (2012)].
Clark v. HJ Russell & Co. (Rolling Bends Apartments) – Tenant was innocent bystander shot during a drive-by shooting, suffering serious abdominal injury. Case settled for $549,500.
Fallin v. Gables Residential Services, Inc. (Gables Lenox Hills Apartments) – Visitor was picking up a
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Sewell v. First Gibralter Bank – Female tenant was raped in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered through a sliding glass door in the second bedroom of the apartment. Case tried to verdict: $2.5 Million.
Warthen v. First Gibralter Bank – Female tenant was raped in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered when victim opened her door to leave for work that morning, the intruder locked her 5 year old son in the bathroom during the assault. Case settled for $1.275 Million.
Keith v. Kaimor Management – Tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by another tenant who entered her apartment by forcing open the kitchen door.
Bookman v. Kaimor Management – Tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by another tenant who entered her apartment by forcing open the sliding glass door.
Coleman v. Kaimor Management – Tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by
Todd v. Accor North American and Motel 6 Operating LP – Fulton County jury returned verdict of $5.1 million on May 16, 2014 for attempted robbery and shooting death of 27 year old who traveled to Albany, GA for job interview with Georgia Power Company.
Anderson, et al. v. Omkar Enterprises, d/b/a Quality Inn Northeast – three young women visiting Atlanta from out of state were staying at a locally owned franchise of Quality Inn. All three were raped and orally sodomized in front of each other by a masked gunman who forced his way into the hotel room. Case was settled (confidential) before trial.
Arriola v. SLT (Starwood Hotels) – Guest was attacked, beaten with a gun and raped by 2 assailants in a hotel parking lot (Lenox Inn). Case tried to verdict: $450,000.
Allen v. Nathsons Corp. (Macon Inn) – Guest at the hotel was assaulted and robbed by a group of men.
Isaacs v. Brookwood Park Condominium Assoc. – Tenant was taking packages from her vehicle in a covered parking lot when she was assaulted, robbed, kidnapped and raped by an unknown assailant. Case settled for $325,000.
Miller V. Bradford Square Condominiums – Plaintiff and her husband were carjacked in the condominium complex and her husband was shot to death. Case appealed. [Bradford Square v. Miller, 258 Ga. App. 240 (2002)]
Kirayoglu v. Bachman – Female tenant was visiting the residence when she was bound, gagged held at knifepoint and raped in the rental home by an intruder who entered through a kitchen window. Case settled for $460,000.
Schnebli v. Bachman – One victim was assaulted and raped inside her rental home and other two occupants were assaulted by an intruder. On previous occasions, they had incidents with an intruder gaining or attempting to gain entry into their rental home and both times called the police and
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. http://victima.wpengine.com/deitch-rogers-teams-with-michael-neff-for-35-million-verdict-against-six-flags-over-georgia/
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
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
Doe v. Smith (alias) – Woman was raped by an Atlanta attorney while she was a guest in his home. Case settled prior to litigation for a confidential amount.
Perry v. Blackwell – Woman raped and photographed by friend while she was Defendant’s home. Defendant sentenced on related criminal charges. Case resolved [Perry v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 297 Ga. App. 9 (2009)].
Doe v. Burke – Woman was continually harassed by an ex-boyfriend who also was taking steps to build a house in the same neighborhood as the victim’s new home. Case was settled for $50,000 with agreement that perpetrator not build the home and execute a consent Permanent Protective Order.
Doe v. Wong – Minor female was victim of college student who was following her over a period of weeks. Temporary Protective Order obtained for client and case settled for a confidential amount prior to litigation.
Doe v. Williams – Minor female was sexually assaulted by her maternal grandfather who entered “Guilty” plea in criminal case. Case settled during litigation for $100,000. Crews v. Holtzclaw – Minor female was sexually assaulted by step-father who entered “Guilty” plea in criminal case. Client awarded $500,000 at bench trial. Doe v. Davis – Minor female was sexually assaulted by her step-grandfather who entered a “Guilty” plea in criminal case. The perpetrator died while serving his sentence, after which a lawsuit was filed against his estate. Case settled during litigation for $82,500. Robert v. Fulkerson – Minor boy was routinely molested after cutting grass for a man who was a friend of the boy’s family from church. Case was settled during litigation for a confidential amount. Doe v. Hinson – Minor female was assaulted by her step-grandfather who entered “Guilty” plea in criminal case. Case settled during litigation for $50,000. Doe v. Rockdale Board of
Haser v. NME Psychiatric Hospital (Laurel Heights Hospital) – Patient was a minor admitted to the hospital who was sexually assaulted and molested by another male patient and inappropriately touched by a staff member. Case tried and Plaintiff awarded partial money damages.
Martin v. Emory Hospital – Female patient was sexually fondled by a staff respiratory therapist. Hospital and University Police Department had reports of similar incidents involving other, incapacitated patients in the months preceding but had not identified or removed the perpetrator from the premises. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Carney v. JDN Enterprises – Visitor was injured when she fell through an uncovered manhole in a newly opened shopping center parking lot. Case was tried to verdict after an appeal. [Carney v. JDN Enterprises, 206 Ga. App. 785 (1992)]
Baggett v. Universal Steel – Construction worker was injured and later died as a result of falling from the second floor of a building under construction. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Strickland v. Lockheed Martin Corp. – Construction steel worker was installing decking at the construction site when he fell approximately two floors, resulting in paralysis. The case was tried to verdict.
Welch v. Atlantic Steel Co. – Construction worker was a steel worker and was severely injured by an overhead crane while working in a steel plant. Case tried and re-tried. Settled during second trial for $475,000.
Fincher v. Lake Avenue Assoc. – Construction worker was installing decking at the construction site when he
- 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