Apt. Building Owner Hit With $125M Verdict In Ga. Death Suit

Law360 (July 2, 2019, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A Georgia state jury has awarded a record $125 million in damages in a suit accusing an apartment building owner of negligently causing the 2017 death of a tenant due to substandard living conditions.

Following a six-day trial, the Muscogee County State Court jury on Monday found that Ralston Towers and its owner PF Holdings Inc. were liable for the death of Charles Hart in a suit accusing the low-income housing complex of numerous maintenance failures, including an air conditioning shutdown that led to Hart's death.

The jury awarded Hart's daughter, Christina Thornton, $35 million in wrongful death damages and $15...

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