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Firm Attorneys Secure Winning Verdict for Morgan County, GA
June 14, 2022
Kelly Christopher & Eva Hill, along with County Attorney Christian Henry of Morgan County, secured a defense verdict on all claims after a one week jury trial. The jury deliberated for about two hours and rejected all of the plaintiff’s claims in this inverse-condemnation lawsuit seeking over $3 million in damages, bad faith damages, and attorneys’ fees. The claims involved alleged methane migration onto a developer’s property which is in proximity to a former county landfill. Plaintiff contended the county failed to disclose information or properly monitor the former landfill and adjoining property. In a case that involved testimony from multiple experts including geologists, land-use experts, and real estate appraisers, Morgan County successfully argued that limited, controlled, and safe methane migration had occurred as anticipated and did not impact the value of the developer’s property.
Congratulations to Kelly and her trial team including co-counsel Eva Hill and senior paralegal Stefanie Burdette. Ms. Christopher’s litigation practice includes defense services to many clients in the areas of water rights, inverse-condemnation, nuisance, and other land-use issues.
Gay v Morgan County, CA NO. 2018-CA-083
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