Confirm favorite deletion?
Torts keyed to Robertson
Potts v. Fidelity Fruit & Produce Co.
Citation:Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1983. 165 Ga.App. 546, 301 S.E.2d 903.
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
- Topic: Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
- Parties: Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
- Procedural Posture & History: Shares the case history with how lower courts have ruled on the matter.
- Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.: A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
- Case Doctrines, Acts, Statutes, Amendments and Treatises: Identifies and Defines Legal Authority used in this case.
- The Case Brief is the complete case summarized and authored in the traditional Law School I.R.A.C. format. The Pro case brief includes:
- Brief Facts: A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
- Rule of Law: Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
- Facts: What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case. Review the Facts of this case here:
The Plaintiff, Potts, worked for Colonial Stores, a grocery store. While unloading bananas from a truck during his employment, the Plaintiff was bitten by a spider and suffered injuries. The Defendants were the local distributor of the bananas, Fidelity Fruit & Produce Co., and the transporter of the bananas, Refrigerated Transport Co., Inc.
The Plaintiff originally based his claim on both theories of ordinary negligence and negligence per se under the Georgia Food Act. However, the Plaintiff then concede that the evidence would not be sufficient for a finding of ordinary negligence.
- Issue(s): Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
- Holding: Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.
- Concurring / Dissenting Opinions: Includes valuable concurring or dissenting opinions and their key points.
- Reasoning and Analysis: Identifies the chain of argument(s) which led the judges to rule as they did.