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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 5:30am

High Court Hearing Alligator Case

Updated: 2 years ago.
A lower court earlier ruled that the golf club and homeowners association may be held liable for damage inflicted by alligators in its lagoons. The Georgia Supreme Court will hear the case Monday involving a woman found dead in a lagoon that was home to an eight-foot alligator. (Photo Courtesy of Mtsofan.)

The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday in a case involving a woman found dead in a lagoon that was home to an eight-foot alligator in a subdivision near Savannah.

The court will hear a lawsuit brought by the heirs of 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams, who claim The Landings Association should have taken steps to remove the gator.

A lower court earlier ruled that the golf club and homeowners association may be held liable for damage inflicted by alligators in its lagoons.

The association contends that it shouldn't be held liable for the acts of wild animals that wander onto the property. It says Williams assumed risk or failed to take steps to avoid danger when she walked alone at night near the lagoon.

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