• Cato v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric J Taylor, Anna Joseph Kurien, (Office of The Public Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0669

    No trial court error in jury instructions on aggravated assault

  • Carpetcare Multiservices, LLC v. Carle

    Publication Date: 2018-10-22
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Isenberg, (Isenberg & Hewitt, P C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eglin Carle, Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1094

    Court Affirms Invalidity of Non-Compete That Omits Geographical Restrictions

  • Brumbelow v. Mathenia et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-22
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy Healy, (The Healy Law Firm, LLC), Toccoa, for appellant.
    for defendant: Justin Hester, (Hester Outman LLC), Norcross, James Outman, (Law Office of James B. Outman, LLC), Atlanta, Judy Sartain, (Judy D. Sartain, PC.), Murrayville, Corey Mathenia, Hinesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1117

    Court Erred in Finding That Biological Father Abandoned Opportunity Interest in Relationship with Son

  • Patel et al. v. 2602 Deerfield, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-10-22
    Practice Area: Corporate Entities
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward Collier, (Collier & Gamble LLP), Dawson, Peter Durham, (Glover & Davis, PA.), Newnan, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Alloy, (Robbinsfreed), Atlanta, Vincent Russo, Richard Robbins, Craig Kunkes, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1232

    Shareholder claims must be brought as a derivative and not as a direct action

  • Republic Title Company, LLC v. Andrews

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tynesha Walls, (Rhodes Walls Law Office, LLC), Snellville, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Fletcher, (Fletcher Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1205

    Venue in an action to quiet title is appropriate where defendants reside

  • Wilkins v. City of Conyers

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Evidence | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Johnson, (Ryan A. Johnson, P.C.), Atlanta, R. Campbell, (Shiver Hamilton LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Waldrop, (Waldrop & Bootcheck, LLC), Conyers, Mary Katz, (Chambless, Higdon & Carson ), Macon, David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1400

    Dismissal of a case is not an appropriate sanction for negligent spoliation of evidence

  • Ashley v. Carstarphen

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Allen Lightcap, (Mayer & Harper, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kathryn Ams, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1031

    Public school employee not entitled to a due process hearing after his employment ended.

  • Patterson et al. v. Kevon, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-10-18
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Blakely Frye, Travis Cashbaugh, (Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Pamela Lee, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0399

    Court Adopts Supreme Court Ruling and Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment in Negligence Case

  • Coffee v. The State.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sandra Dawson, (The Law Office of Sandra Dawson), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo, Sharon Hopkins, (Henry County District Attorney's Office), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0960

    Defendant's conviction reversed and remanded where he was denied his right to an impartial jury panel.

  • Fulton County School District d/b/a Fulton County Schools or Fulton County School System v. Jenkins.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melody Bray, Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Marilyn McDaniel, Fairburn, for Other party.

    Case Number: A18A0991

    Statute requiring insurance coverage does not operate as a waiver of sovereign immunity.