Thu., July 26, 2012 6:42pm (EDT)

Court Won't Reconsider Gator Case
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia's highest court has declined to reconsider a family's claim that a homeowners association should be held liable for the death of an 83-year-old woman whose partially eaten body was found in a lagoon frequented by an alligator.( photo courtesy of Hoyasmeg by Creative Commons).
Georgia's highest court has declined to reconsider a family's claim that a homeowners association should be held liable for the death of an 83-year-old woman whose partially eaten body was found in a lagoon frequented by an alligator.( photo courtesy of Hoyasmeg by Creative Commons).
Georgia's highest court has declined to reconsider a family's claim that a homeowners association should be held liable for the death of an 83-year-old woman whose partially eaten body was found in a lagoon frequented by an alligator.

The Georgia Supreme Court last month reversed a lower court ruling that a jury should hear the lawsuit filed by the family of Gwyneth Williams, saying Williams was clearly aware of the threat of alligators in the Landings Association gated community on Skidway Island.

Williams' family had asked the high court to reconsider the case, but the court on Thursday issued an order denying reconsideration.

Williams' body was found in October 2007 in a lagoon in the neighborhood, and parts of her body were found in the stomach of an eight-foot alligator.