Frank Ski restaurant being sued over woman’s death

A restaurant and lounge owned by longtime Atlanta radio personality Frank Ski is being sued in Fulton State Court by a family claiming a relative fell at the restaurant and later died from her injuries.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed this week by Gaye Elizabeth Wilson, administrator of the estate of Joy Wilson.

The lawsuit alleges that Joy Wilson was at Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge in Buckhead on Oct. 31 2011, when she slipped on a napkin, which was “hidden from view and unobservable.” The suit states that Joy Wilson fell, was taken to the hospital for injuries she sustained in the fall, and later died.

Ski’s attorney, Mark Trigg of Atlanta, said neither he nor Ski had seen a copy of the lawsuit. “It will be vigorously defended once we do,” Trigg said.

Frank Ski left V-103 last year after being a fixture on the station’s top-rated morning show for 14 years.

Station officials said Ski wanted a syndicated deal to expand beyond Atlanta, but a deal couldn’t be reached.

Ski opened Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge in Buckhead in 2011.

The lawsuit, filed by Marietta attorney Michael R. Braun, officially is against The Glass Atlanta LLC, doing business as Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge.