Carrie L. Christie, a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), was featured in the September 30, 2009 edition of DRI’s The Voice. As part of its coverage of defense wins nationwide, DRI focused on Ms. Christie’s victory earlier this year at the Supreme Court of Georgia.
In a 4-3 decision, the court upheld the 100-year-old acceptance doctrine, which shields contractors from liability to injured third parties, where the contractor has completed its work, turned it over to the owner and the owner accepted the work. The case, Bragg v. Oxford Construction Co., 285 Ga. 98 (2009), reached the state supreme court after Oxford Construction Company, represented by Ms. Christie, was granted summary judgment in two separate lawsuits, one resulting in death and another in significant personal injuries, filed by plaintiffs Kenneth and Francesca Bragg.
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