Author Archives: S. Mark Mitchell
Many people know why takeout coffee cups are imprinted with warnings about the “hot!” contents they may contain: In 1994, a New Mexico woman won a $2.9 million verdict after she spilled scalding McDonald’s coffee in her lap and sustained third-degree burns. Since then, fast food chains have taken preventative measures to inform customers about […]
A nursing home in Tucker, Georgia was ordered to pay $1.8 million to the estate of a woman who died a month after a nursing home aide accidently rolled her off a bed, causing her to fall and suffer a brain injury. Though the DeKalb County jury found that the nursing home was not responsible […]
Sometimes following an initial consultation the person will ask me, “Do I have to have a lawyer to handle my divorce?” I always answer that question by telling them that the law doesn’t require that they have a lawyer, but in the end they are going to be glad they did. A divorce is a […]
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