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August 11, 2017

          A divided Georgia Supreme Court recently reversed the Court of Appeals, holding that Georgia law generally deems suicide as an unforeseeable intervening cause.  City of Richmond Hill v. Maia, 800 S.E.2d 573 (2017).  Following the death of her daughter, Laura Maia brought a wrongful death action against the mayor and city council of Richmond Hill and police officer Douglas Sahlberg.  Maia’s daughter, Sydney Sanders, attempted suicide when she was...

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