Ga. Panel Doubtful Of Contractor's Liability In Student's Death

By Brett Barrouquere (May 11, 2021, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A Georgia appeals court panel expressed skepticism Tuesday that a private entity set up to construct a student center at Savannah State University could later be held liable for a fatal shooting that took place in the building.

The judges sharply questioned the argument that USG Real Estate Foundation III LLC, which built the student center and leases it back to the school, has liability in the death of Christopher Starks, a 22-year-old student who was shot and killed in 2015.

Judge M. Yvette Miller asked Leighton Moore of The Moore Firm PC, the attorney for the student's mother, Sharron Gammon...

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