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Summary Judgment for National Oil Company in Premises Liability Case

April 10, 2018

Fred Valz and Melissa Bailey recently won summary judgment for their international oil carrier client in a premises liability case.  The oil company licensed the use of its brand to a station operator, and it was subsequently sued for personal injuries sustained by a customer at the station.  We argued that, because there was not an agency relationship or joint venture between the oil company and the station owner, the oil company could not be held liable for the acts or omissions of the station owner.  The State Court of DeKalb County agreed, and summary judgment was granted in favor of our client.

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