• Houston Hospitals, Inc. et al. v. Felder et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-22
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Huff, Julye Johns, Bailey Sabulis, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Neal Graham, (Graham Law LLC), Macon, Joel Grist, (Grist Law Firm), Macon, for appellee. John Train, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC), Atlanta, Emmitte Griggs, (Chambless, Higdon & Carson), Macon, Rachael Rapraeger, Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0422

    Court Reverses Order Denying Summary Judgment to Hospital Facing Claims by Former Patients Whose Medical Test Results Were Forged, Concluding That No Injury Arises from Undergoing Duplicative Mammogram After First Test Is Fraudulently Reported as Normal

  • Lynch v. Lynch

    Publication Date: 2019-07-22
    Practice Area: Contracts | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sparticus Heyward, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Charles Wardlaw, (The Law Office of Charles Wardlaw), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thad Woody, (Kessler & Solomiany LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0485

    Court affirms enforceability of an antenuptial agreement but reverses attorney fee award as vague and conclusory.

  • Nugent et al. v. Myles

    Publication Date: 2019-07-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackson Dial, Earl Gunn, Robert Tanner, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial), Atlanta, John Floyd, Michael Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, Kenneth Hodges, (Ken Hodges Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Cohilas, (Watson Spence LLP), Albany, for appellee. George Lilly, (Alexander & Vann), Thomasville, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0162

    Summary judgment is an inappropriate vehicle to decide the legitimacy of an attorney's engagement agreement.

  • Rutledge v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Debra Jefferson, (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Ryan Fisher, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0454

    Court Affirms Conviction by Self-Represented Drunk Driver Who Claimed His Decision to Represent Himself Was Not Knowing, Voluntary, and Intelligent but Provided Competent Defense in Opposition to Overwhelming Evidence of His Guilt

  • Earls. v. Aneke et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-19
    Practice Area: Contracts | Fee Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Jason, (Jason & Bradley, LLC), Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0329

    Court reverses summary judgment order due to trial court's failure to properly consider litigant's argument.

  • State Road and Tollway Authority v. Bodamer

    Publication Date: 2019-07-19
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julie Jacobs, William Banks, Christopher Carr, (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, David Carson, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Justin O'Dell, Nicholas Booth, (O'Dell & O'Neal, P.C.), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0489

    Court remands a highway toll fine case for further analysis of sovereign immunity issues.

  • Pasha v. Battle Creek Homeowners Association, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-19
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Carlton, (Carlton Law, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sean Hynes, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0015

    Court affirms homeowners association's right to restrict leasing.

  • Sigerfoos v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Monte Davis, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Holmes, (Cherokee County District Attorney), Canton, Matthew Krull, (Solicitor-General), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0276

    Court Rejects Challenge to DUI Conviction by Driver Who Consented to Blood Test After Being Denied Opportunity to Take Breathalyze Instead of Blood Test

  • Handy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall Sharp, (Sharp Georgia Law Firm), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Norman Barnett, Ryan Leonard, Aimee Sobhani, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0538

    Court Affirms Convictions for Cruelty to Children and Battery Arising from Aunt's Cutting of Niece with Box-Cutter During Altercation, Rejecting Various Claims of Error That Arose from Lack of Jury Charge on Justification Defense

  • Upton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Rogers, (Law Offices of James A. Rogers, LLC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon, (District Attorney), Covington, Amber Bennett, (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0024

    Trial Court Imposed Unlawful Sentences Following Guilty Plea to Sex Offenses