A Gwinnett County State Court jury last month awarded $9.85 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a toddler who died in an unlicensed daycare facility in Buford, Ga. The child’s parents, Kemi Green and Gbolohan Bankolemoh, enrolled their child, Abiola, in a daycare run by two individuals. The owners falsely claimed their operation was state-approved. The owner of the property was also named a Defendant in the lawsuit.
Judge John Doran presided over the civil trial. It was proved at trial that while Abiola was left unattended, the child fell into an unsecured pool and drowned on March 19, 2009. One of the owners is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Gwinnett County. Jeffrey R. Harris and Alan Cleveland, two Georgia lawyers, represented the parents and they did a very good job in this case.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
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